Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

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Tageszeitung, 20 December 2023

Guest article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the Berlin-based daily, reporting the recent release of two women activists from jail by the Taleban after about three months, but also that they do not talk publicly about their prison time, as a result of Taleban threats to them and their families.

He surmises:

The latest releases do not signal a change in course by the Taliban regime, but presumably show the “prison terms” that the Taliban metes out for such “offenses”. For them, the most important thing is to intimidate those released so that they don’t protest again – and their families make sure of it.