World The Taliban resuscitates the Ministry of Promotion of Virtue
4 prisoners Obama exchanged for Bowe Berghdahl now in senior Taliban posts
Four of five former Guantanamo detainees whom former President Barack Obama released in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl in 2014 now hold senior roles in the Taliban's interim government.According to the Afghan television network TOLOnews, the Taliban-formed government gave leadership positions to Mohammad Nabi Omari, Khairullah Khairkhwa, Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, and Mohammad Fazl; all of whom were released in a 2014 deal between the Obama administration and the Taliban to free Bergdahl, whom the Taliban had held as a prisoner since 2009.
According to Reuters, Taliban returned to the Ministry of the Status of Women by a Ministry of Virtue. The departmental plate was covered with a new appellation in Persian and Arabs announcing in place a department presiding for the order of the property, as was the case in previous Afghan Islamic regimes.
replaced Friday 17 September Ministry of the Status of Women by a Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of the Vice to ensure compliance with Islamic law, department whose employees are now excluded .
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a return of the religious police who worries the inhabitants
according to photographers and witnesses, the plaque of the Ministry has been covered with a new appellation in Persian and Arabs announcing in place a department presiding for the order of the property, As was the case under previous Afghan Islamic regimes.
Departmental employees explain on videos viewed by Reuters not be able to go to their work for weeks. Order is given to return home. The building finally closed its doors Thursday, testifies to one of the officials. Solicits, the Taliban did not respond immediately.
The return of the religious police to Kabul worries the population, first-time youth.
The previous ministries for the promotion of virtue and the prevention of vice have left painful memories of harassment, corporal punishment and punishments for anyone who violated the sharia - beards too short for men, veils not enough covering for women, respect. Five daily prayers, etc. Failings were also punished by public executions.
Women are no longer allowed to work with men in departments
The return of this memory ministry had been formalized at the announcement of the composition of the new Taliban government, on September 7, which does not count any woman in His ranks. It is unclear whether the Ministry of Women's Status is maintained.
A Taliban senior official said this week that women would no longer be allowed to work with men in departments.
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