Taliban beat up Afghan female activist during Kabul protest: Report

Tolo News reported that the Taliban prevented the protesters from marching towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


A female activist who took part in a protest in Kabul demanding political rights under Taliban rule was seen in a video with a head injury, bleeding from her face.

Activist Nargis Saddat alleged that she was beaten up by the Taliban on Saturday during a protest led by women’s rights activists. Tolo News reported that the Taliban prevented the marchers from going towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan and fired tear gas at them.

Women activists and protesters said they wanted to protest in front of the gate of the Rashtrapati Bhavan (ARG), but members of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan did not allow them, Khama Press news agency reported.

According to video clips shared on social media by journalists and others, the Taliban used tear gas to disperse the all-women protest, when they failed to do so after gunfire.

According to eyewitnesses, the Taliban opened fire to disperse the women and asked journalists to leave the scene, Khama Press news agency reported.

Saturday’s protest was the fourth women’s protest in Afghanistan since the takeover of the Taliban. Earlier there were protests in western Herat province and the capital of Afghanistan respectively.

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