‘Terrible days ahead’: Afghan women fear the return of the Taliban

15th Apr, 2021

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Afghan women at an earlier rally to support peace talks. Many fear the withdrawal of Nato troops will lead to severe restrictions of their freedoms. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images


Outside a college from which their mothers were banned, the women waited for friends finishing exams they fear will be some of the last they can take. “The Americans are leaving,” said Basireh Heydari, a Herat University student. “We have terrible days ahead with the Taliban. I’m worried they won’t let me leave the house, let alone what I’m doing now.”

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