Free speech in Afghanistan? Who is silenced by Taliban, and why.

Posted on AllSides December 17th, 2021
From The Center
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The Taliban returned to power professing a belief in freedom of speech. But in practice, they are silencing critics in keeping with their approach to imposing control over Afghan society.

For the Taliban, apparently, Naveed Jan had proved himself too dangerous to be allowed to live.

Despite limiting himself to modestly critical social media posts after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan, the civil society activist was hauled away by the Taliban in late November.

Mr. Jan was never to be seen alive again by his family, who have posted...

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