Afghan women are continuing to defy the Taliban, taking protests indoors as a crackdown on female protesters in Kabul has forced many activists into hiding.
At least eight women activists, including Tamana Zaryabi Paryani and Parwana Ibrahimkhel, were captured in night raids on their homes by armed militants claiming to be Taliban.
The Taliban at first denied knowledge of the missing women, who had taken to the streets regularly since the August 15 takeover, but they were released last weekend after nearly a month in custody.
On Saturday, another 29 women and their families were detained by the Taliban, Rina Amiri, US special envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights, said in a now-deleted tweet.
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Since taking over, the Taliban has effectively barred women from public spaces, leading to thousands of job losses.
The group has limited girls’ education and movement, with the Taliban imposing a strict dress code and requirement of male guardian for those leaving their homes.
But all is not lost, say women desperate for the world to hear their message against the group.
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