Afghanistan: WHRD house raided, relatives abductedEvent
- Initial Date
- Sep 11, 2021
- Event Description
A female civil society activist in southern Kandahar province said the Taliban entered her house, assaulted her and abducted five people from her home.
The incident took place in limits of 15th police district on Saturday night.
Dr. Fahima Rahmati, who is also the head of the Hope Foundation, in a live video message on Facebook while loudly crying provided information about the incident.
She told Pajhwok Afghan News that dozens of armed Taliban entered their house without permission and started beating women, men and firing in the air.
She added the Taliban had abducted five men, including her two brothers, a brother in law and a neighbor. According to her, her elder brother was shot wounded by the Taliban.
She said only her elder brother worked in the former National Directorate of Security but he had left the job six months ago for personal reasons.
The Taliban have announced a general amnesty, so why they intimidate people, she grumbled.
Rahmati to Taliban: “Why are you spreading terror? Is government done this way, why are you forcing me to flee the country? Does Islam allow such acts? I received invitations from three countries, but I rejected them and said the country needs me.”
Kandahar’s intelligence chief, Rahmatullah Naraiwal, said the Taliban had received information last night that former NDS operatives were residing in a house in Kandahar’s 15th police district.
He added that as soon as they reached the house, they came under fire from the house after which Taliban fighters overpowered them and arrest the men and took them away.
But Fahima Rahmati denied the allegations, saying they did not even have a single bullet in the house.
Her brother had been given a Kalashnikov and a pistol for self-defense during his job but after leaving the job six months ago he handed over the weapons to the concerned authorities.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Intimidation and Threats
- Violence (physical)
- Rights Concerned
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Family of HRD
- NGO staff
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 11 September 2021, Dr. Fahima Rahmati, WHRD and head of the Hope Foundation, had her house raided by the Taliban, who assaulted her and abducted five men from her home in southern Kandahar province, Afghanistan.