Taliban arrest Afghan professor after social media criticism

Taliban arrest Afghan professor after social media criticism

January 9, 2022 Off By
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The Bangkok Post

KABUL: A prominent Afghan university professor who openly criticised the Taliban’s hardline regime has been arrested in Kabul, a spokesman for the government said. Professor Faizullah Jalal has made several appearances on television talk shows since the previous US-backed government was ousted in August, blaming the Taliban for the worsening financial crisis and criticising them for ruling by force. Since returning to power, the Taliban have cracked down on dissent, forcefully dispersing women’s rights protests and briefly detaining several Afghan journalists. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muja…

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