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Afghan women take part in a demonstration for their rights in Kabul on September 3. (CNN) A group of Afghan women activists staged a small protest in Taliban-controlled Kabul Friday calling for equal rights and full participation in political life, CNN has confirmed.What is the Taliban trying to do with female protesters?
One close friend of Paryani, who is also currently in hiding and was granted anonymity to avoid compromising her security, said the Taliban has repeatedly sought to discredit female protesters by accusing them of trying to curry favor with the West, when their true mission is to push the Taliban to extend more rights to Afghan women.What happened to Afghan women protesting the hijab directive?
On Jan. 19, three days after women protested the hijab directive, two activists were taken at gunpoint from homes in Kabul, said Zarifa Yaqoobi, 28, a leader of a group called the Afghan Powerful Women’s Movement. Ms. Yaqoobi said the women’s family members told her the women were taken away at night by armed men.Did the Taliban raid Afghan girls'houses at night?
"The Taliban spent years talking about how night raids were an insult to the honor of the Afghan people, especially to women. But now, here they are being accused of storming the houses of young girls in the middle of the night themselves."