A female Afghan governor named Salima Mazari was captured by the Taliban.
Women and children have reportedly been beaten while trying to escape the terrorists, and one woman was killed for not wearing a burqa.
Mazari, one of the three women governors of Afghanistan, was detained by the group on August 18, local reports say.
Salima Mazari took on TB & resisted until the end. Being the governor of her district she had vowed to protect it. She has been captured as reported by many AF journos. It is need of the hour to protect her & make International community aware of what happens behind PCâs of TB. pic.twitter.com/AyAfhtsPDO
— Amaan (@amaanbali) August 18, 2021
During her time as Governor of the Hazara District in Chaharkint, Balkh, she has fought hard to shield the area from the Taliban.
And while around 600 people had joined in her cause, the terrorists quickly took over the region.
âIn the provinces controlled by the Taliban, no women exist there anymore, not even in the cities. They are all imprisoned in their homes,âÂ MazariÂ toldÂ the Associated Press.Â âTaliban are exactly the ones who trample human rights.â
âOur people didnât have guns but they went and sold their cows, sheep, and even their land, to buy weapons. They are on the front line every day and night without getting any kind of credit or salary.â
Journalist Nadia Momand made a tweet saying:
âWhen many Afghan political leaders fled, Salima stayed to fight. As one of the first female district Governors in Afghanistan, she took on the Taliban & resisted until the end. She has reportedly been captured. Pressure to free her.â
Know her name #SalimaMazari
When many Afghan political leaders fled, Salima stayed to fight. As one of the first female district Governors in Afghanistan, she took on the Taliban & resisted until the end. She has reportedly been captured. Pressure to free her!! #FreeSalima pic.twitter.com/qXwLKjWxou
— Nadia Momand (@NadiaMomand) August 17, 2021
Meanwhile, Zarifa Ghafari, the youngest mayor in the country, also expressed her fears of the Taliban coming for her life.
âIâm sitting here waiting for them to come. There is no one to help me or my family. Iâm just sitting with them and my husband. And they will come for people like me and kill me,âÂ GhafariÂ toldÂ i News.
Former Afghan governor Salima Mazari, who took up arms and recruited men to fight the Taliban, captured by the group. @MollyGambhir speaks with @MaroWardak, founder, @HerAfghanistan, for more insights#SaveAfghanWomen pic.twitter.com/n1IbpiAqap
— WION (@WIONews) August 18, 2021
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