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Bent calls for the release of women recently detained for “improper hijab”

Bayan News – Richard Bent, the special rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council, has reacted to the detention of a number of women in recent days by Taliban security forces due to improper hijab.

In the past few days, numerous reports have been published by domestic media in Afghanistan regarding the detention of women and girls from western Kabul.

It is said that more than 20 girls have been detained from various locations in western Kabul, especially Barchi Center and Bahar Sarab, due to their improper hijab, and they have been transferred to an unknown location.

Simultaneously with the release of this report, a video clip was circulated on social media showing a group of people in the Barchi area protesting in support of hijab.

In response to this issue, the special rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council expressed his reaction on Friday (January 5) and described the detention of girls due to improper hijab as a violation of freedom of expression and women’s rights.

Bent has called on Taliban security officials on the X platform to immediately release these women and girls from detention.

Kabul security officials have not responded to these reports.

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