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EU calls for immediate release of detained women in Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The European Union demands the immediate release of Neda Parwani, Julia Parsi, and their family members.

Nabila Massrali, the spokesperson for the European Union, stated on Tuesday on her social media platform X called on the caretaker government to release Julia Parsi and Neda Parwani, along with their family members, as soon as possible and put an end to their arbitrary detentions.

The spokesperson for the European Union continues to demand the release of Matiullah Wesa, an education activist who has been detained in the Taliban administration’s prison for over six months.

Meanwhile, Thomas Nicholson, the European Union’s special representative for Afghanistan, states that arbitrary detentions of those defending their and others’ rights are illegal and undermine the caretaker government’s domestic legitimacy.

Mr. Nicholson also calls for releasing women’s rights activists detained by the Taliban de facto authorities.

At the same time, Taranum Saeedi, a women’s rights activist, in conversation with Khaama Press News Agency, stated that although women have bravely resisted for their fundamental rights in the past two years, such detentions led to the suppression of protests.

Ms. Saeedi said, “Women demand their fundamental rights through civil litigation, but the Taliban, through restrictive orders, arrests, and torture, have obstructed their quest for justice.”

Meanwhile, the intelligence forces of the current regime detained Neda Perwani, a female protester, along with her husband and child, about 15 days ago. These forces also detained Julia Parsi, one of the officials of the Women’s Revolutionary Movement, and another female protester and women’s rights activist with her son from Kabul shortly after detaining Neda Parwani.

Meanwhile, the “Strong Women of Afghanistan Movement” and the “Women’s Political Participation Network” protested the detention of Julia Parsi and Neda Parwani in closed places and demanded their release from women’s rights support organizations affiliated with the United Nations.

This is happening while the Taliban administration has not provided any explanation for the reasons behind the detention of these women. The de facto administration had previously detained several women protesters, and the international community has always condemned such detentions.

Nevertheless, the Taliban authorities believe that women’s rights are guaranteed within the framework of Islamic laws.

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