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Ta-liban Prevent Women Holding Press Conference

By Rasool Shahzad

Taliban members prevented the Spontaneous Movement of Women Activists from holding a press conference on the recent order of Taliban leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzadeh regarding women’s rights in Afghanistan.

“The Spontaneous Movement of Afghan Women Activists was supposed to address a press conference about the Taliban’s Amir al-Mu’minin’s recent order regarding Afghan women, but the Taliban threatened to cancel the program,” Wahida Amiri, an organizer of the program told DID Press Agency on Saturday. “The Taliban called up the person in charge of the book fair – where the press conference was expected to be held – and told him that if he does not cancel the program, he will face the consequences, threatening him they will close the book fair and imprison him,” she added.

The Spontaneous Movement of Afghan Women Activists announced earlier that they will express their stance about the order of Taliban leader on women’s rights and present a report about the Taliban interim government’s 100-day plans during a press conference in capital Kabul.

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