AIHRC Condemns Ill-Treatment of Elaha Delawarzai, Demands Her Unconditional Release

Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) strongly condemned the inhumane treatment of Elaha Delawarzai and demanded her unconditional release.

AIHRC issued a press release on Monday, condemning the forced marriage, kidnapping and unlawful detention of Elaha Delawarzai by the Taliban.

AIHRC asked the UNAMA office in Kabul, the UN Special Rapporteur, the UN Women’s Committee, and organizations working on women’s rights, to work seriously for Elahah’s liberation and security.

AIHRC has expressed concern about the safety of the family members of Elaha Delawarzai and demanded clear and necessary measures to provide them with a life without fear.

AIHRC in separate statements strongly condemned arrest of human rights activists, academies, and media workers, continuing to appreciate the efforts made by the United Nations to eliminate restrictions on women and to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Additionally, AIHRC released another statement on preventing girls from registering for university entrance exams.

Elaha Delawarzai was a student at Kabul Medical University. She claimed that Saeed Khosti, the former spokesman of the Taliban-run Interior Ministry, forced her to marriage after taking control of the country and then subjected her to torture and abuse.

Ms. Delawarzai was arrested by the Taliban after her statements and is now in a Taliban prison in Kabul.