The sufferer’s full identify was Negar Masoomi, her sister informed CNN. Her killing was additionally confirmed to CNN by a neighborhood journalist in Ghor, who stated she labored in Ghor jail and was eight months pregnant when she died.
The Taliban informed CNN they weren’t concerned in her dying, however have launched an investigation.
Video obtained by CNN confirmed her son Mohammad Hanif giving his account of the homicide, saying that the Taliban got here inside the home the place his household lives, then took himself and his brothers exterior and tied them up.
“They killed our mom earlier than our eyes. They killed her with a knife,” Hanif stated.
As a result of she was pregnant Hanif stated the Taliban carried out two murders and known as upon the federal government to behave to search out the killers and convey them to justice. If nothing is completed, Hanif warned “we’d must take the legislation into our personal arms.”
Bilal Kareemi, a Taliban spokesman, denied the accusations. “She hasn’t been killed by the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, most likely it’s due to a private animosity, however we’ve not acquired the ultimate results of the investigation,” he stated.
“Our Mujahideen are busy investigating the incident and we’ll share with you our closing findings as quickly as we obtain it,” he added.
Taliban leaders have insisted publicly that girls will play a outstanding position in society in Afghanistan and have entry to training.
They’re nonetheless concerned in talks over forming a authorities, however in current weeks have signaled ladies ought to keep at house, and, in some cases, militants have ordered ladies to go away their workplaces.
These strikes are at odds with the group’s try to look extra tolerant, and have as an alternative stoked fears of a return to the tough insurance policies of Taliban rule 20 years in the past, when ladies all however disappeared from public life.
Some Afghan ladies are already opting to stay indoors as fears mount over their security, with some households buying full-length burqas for feminine relations.
However others are taking to the streets, risking their security in protests to demand equal rights below Taliban rule and full participation in political life.
On Monday, over a dozen ladies rallied within the northern metropolis of Mazar-i-Sharif, in accordance with the Girls’s Political Participation Community and a neighborhood journalist protecting the demonstration. Movies and photographs shared on social media confirmed protesters holding indicators that learn, “An inclusive authorities with out the presence of ladies has no that means,” and “Girls can’t be eradicated.”
CNN has reached out to the Taliban for remark.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Monday additionally tweeted a video that he described as a bunch of ladies rallying in assist of the militant group in Mazar-i-Sharif.