- The Taliban arrested its outspoken critic, a professor
- Professor Taliban is said to be the puppet of Pakistan
- The professor’s wife is running for president of Afghanistan
The Taliban have arrested a prominent professor at an Afghan university for criticizing him. Professor Faziullah Jalal openly criticized the Taliban’s extremist rule on social media and television shows. He blamed the Taliban for being Pakistan’s puppet and blamed it for the country’s deteriorating situation.
Taliban say – professors provoke people
Taliban spokesman Jabiullah Mujahid, who confirmed the arrest, said Professor Faziullah Jalal had been arrested by Taliban intelligence. Jabiullah said he was arrested in the name of being a professor or scholar so that others would not make such nonsensical remarks that would offend the dignity of others. The Taliban also said they were inciting the people against the government.
Professor Jalal was a fierce critic of the Taliban
Professor Faizullah Jalal has been featured in several television talk shows since the Ashraf Ghani government was ousted in August. In it, he blamed the Taliban for the financial crisis in Afghanistan. They also condemned the Taliban’s use of force against Afghan civilians. This is why the Taliban were dissatisfied with his words and arrested him.
He called the Taliban a puppet of Pakistan
Since coming back to power, the Taliban have cracked down on unrest in Afghanistan. The Taliban were the first to forcibly disperse the women’s struggle, arresting several Afghan journalists. There have also been reports of several journalists being attacked. The Taliban also shared several screen shots of Professor Jalal’s tweet. In these tweets, the professor described the Taliban intelligence chief as a puppet of Pakistan. He also accused the Taliban government of treating the country people like donkeys.
Jalal’s wife is running for president
Jalal’s wife, Bill, is also running for president of Afghanistan. She shared a post on Facebook that her husband had been arrested by the Taliban and imprisoned at an unidentified location. Dr. Jalal raised his voice for human rights and fought for the national interest. Lal’s daughter Hasina Jalal tweeted that her father should be released. That said I confirm this confusing news. I demand the immediate release of my father, Fajiullah Jalal.
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