The Taliban overran and took over Afghanistan following US pull-out. Freedoms rapidly declined thereafter, including press freedoms.
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The Taliban terrorist group overran Afghanistan after US exit and then formed a “government” repressive of journalism and free speech.
The once-thriving AUAF campus in Kabul is now under Taliban control, and most of its students and faculty have fled or are hiding.
The Taliban, a known terrorist group, is about to form a new “government” in Afghanistan. An official said ceremony preparations underway.
The EU has pledged to continue to advocate democracy and human rights worldwide beyond the West’s exit from Afghanistan.
The Taliban want recognition for their “legitimate representative” rule which they claim will put an end to the sufferings of Afghans.
Afghanistan serves as a timely reminder that, while we and our European partners may be tired of “forever wars,” the Taliban are not.
While there was no illusion about it, the Taliban has stressed that there won’t be the slightest trace of democracy in its governance.
Social media giants have secured accounts of Afghan nationals so that they are not targeted following the unfortunate Taliban takeover.
That the Taliban can grant “general amnesty” is unacceptable. They do not own Afghanistan and the Afghans owe the Taliban no apology.