Afghanistan: Taliban curbs on females a ‘crime’ | Sunday Observer

Afghanistan: Taliban curbs on females a ‘crime’

28 May, 2023

Rights groups have denounced severe restrictions imposed on women and girls by the Taliban in Afghanistan as gender-based persecution, which is a crime against humanity under international law.

In a new report, Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) underscored how the Taliban crackdown on Afghan women’s rights, coupled with “imprisonment, enforced disappearance, torture and other ill-treatment,” could constitute gender persecution under the International Criminal Court (ICC).

– Al-Jazeera