The abduction of female Afghan activists raises concerns

According to a media sources, the alleged abduction of at least four female Afghan activists has prompted global concern, with several public figures and organisations requesting information on their whereabouts.

Zahra Mohammadi and Mursal Ayar went missing this week, two weeks after Tamana Paryani and Parwana Ibrahimkhil went missing. Rina Amiri, the US special envoy for Afghan women, stated that if the Taliban regime wishes to gain credibility from the international community and the Afghan people, it must respect the Afghan people's human rights.

"These arbitrary detentions must come to an end. If the Taliban want to gain legitimacy from the Afghan people and the rest of the world, they must respect Afghans' human rights, particularly women's rights, including freedom of expression, and release these women, their relatives, and other activists as soon as possible "Amiri remarked. 

Some women's rights activists have urged the international community to act quickly to secure the release of the detained women activists.

"The fact that women are going missing one after another is alarming. There isn't any assurance. Perhaps I, or someone else fighting for their rights, will be imprisoned tomorrow "According to Sonia, a female rights activist who took part in the last protest in Kabul,

"If women are being jailed for the sake of protesting, this is an injustice since protesting is our right, and we will continue to do so," said Bahara, a women's rights activist. Meanwhile, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said it was seeking "immediate information" on the suspected abductions from the Interior Ministry.

"The United Nations reaffirms its request for the release of all missing women activists and family," UNAMA wrote on Twitter. Some social media users started a campaign to get the detained women released.

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