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Taliban declare 'amnesty' for Afghans and urge women to join government

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2021
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The Taliban on Tuesday declared a general "amnesty" for all in Afghanistan and are urging women to join the government following the takeover of the country, an official with the group said.

The announcement was made by Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Islamic Emirate’s cultural commission on Afghan state television, which the Taliban now controls. His statement follows the rapid collapse of the former Afghan government over the weekend, which came shortly as President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday.

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan doesn’t want the women to be the victims anymore,”...

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