Six participants of the action for the rights of women in Afghanistan, who stood in single pickets at the embassy of this country in Moscow on Monday, August 23, were detained. This is reported by the human rights portal “OVD-Info”.
It is indicated that among the detainees are activists of the SotsFemAlternative movement Ksenia Hopeless and the Socialist Alternative Ilya Lukhovitsky, as well as four women whose full names the publication does not name. All of them were taken to the Presnensky police station.
According to lawyer Sergei Telnov, later four activists were released from the police department after drawing up protocols on their participation in an uncoordinated action. Meanwhile, Ksenia Beznadezhnykh and another woman were left in the OVD overnight in connection with the repeated violation of the order of the mass event.
Women’s rights in Afghanistan under the Taliban
After the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in mid-August, a number of observers expressed fears that, despite assurances of the Taliban that women had the right to study and work, women in the country could face violence and discrimination, as was the case in the previous period of government. in the country of the Taliban – from 1996 to 2001.
Former Afghan Deputy Minister for Women’s Affairs, Hosna Jalil, said a few days earlier that she did not believe the militants would abandon their previous principles.
“They (representatives of the Taliban terrorist organization. – Ed.) are encouraging in terms of granting or enforcing the fundamental rights of women, but this is different from what happens in practice. Therefore, women are scared, they are afraid to be imprisoned in their own homes again, as it was during the Taliban regime until 2001, “the politician emphasized.