Afghanistan: more WHRDs face arrestEvent
- Initial Date
- Nov 19, 2022
- Event Description
In an interview, sources confirmed Thursday that Farhat Popalzai was arrested by the Taliban six days after the arrest of Zarifa Yaqoobi along with her four other colleagues.
According to sources, the Taliban fighters have taken Popalzai with her father to one of the security areas of Kabul and arrested her after checking her cell phone.
The Taliban have not yet provided details on the matter.
Zarifa Yaqoobi, a women’s rights activist, was arrested in Kabul last Thursday, and still, her hideout along with her four colleagues is not yet clear.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- (Arbitrary) Arrest and Detention
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of assembly
- Right to liberty and security
- Women's rights
- Community-based HRD
- Monitoring Status
- Summary for Publications
On 19 November 2022, Farhat Popalzai, community-based WHRD, was arrested by the Taliban for advocating for women's rights in Kabul, Afghanistan.