Members of the human rights organization were arrested during the press conference, Photo: File
bill to: The Taliban detained 5 members of a human rights organization, including a woman, which has been strongly protested by the United Nations.
According to the World News Agency, the statement issued by the United Nations has said that the Taliban are concerned about detaining 5 people, including a woman, and then conducting a physical search of them.
Jeremy Lawrence, a spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the Taliban detained four men and a woman, Zarifa Yaqoobi, from a conference announcing the formation of the Afghan Women’s Moment for Equality group on women’s rights. What was to be done?
Jeremy Lawrence added that other women attending the press conference were also allegedly detained for about an hour for physical and phone searches.
On the other hand, a spokesman for the Taliban told Reuters that they would look into the matter, but refrained from commenting on the detainees.
Meanwhile, an eyewitness told “AFP” that the Taliban told the organizers of the conference that they could not hold the event and journalists were also kicked out.
Speaking to AFP, the woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the UN’s statement that conference participants’ phones were searched and all images were deleted.