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Amnesty International Calls for the Unconditional Release of Women Activists from the Islamic Emirate

Bayan News – Amnesty International has expressed concern over the physical condition of four women activists held in prisons of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and called for their unconditional release in a message.

The organization stated today, Friday (September 8th), that these women activists have been detained without any charges.

Neda Parwani, Jolia Parsi, Manizha Seddiqi, and Parisa Azada are among those who have been imprisoned in the past month; however, it is reported that some family members of Neda Parwani and Jolia Parsi are also in detention.

Amnesty International says that these prisoners do not have regular access to defense lawyers.

In response to the arrest of women activists, Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesperson for the caretaker government in Kabul, had previously stated to Afghan media that these women have been detained due to preventing external conspiracies and maintaining public security and order.

Simultaneously, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Kabul (UNAMA) considered the arrest of women activists as arbitrary and emphasized that the current government should provide them with healthcare facilities.

The organization stated in a message yesterday afternoon that after September 19th, four women human rights activists in Kabul have been detained by the ruling authorities.

UNAMA emphasized that freedom of thought and expression should be protected in accordance with international human rights commitments.


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