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Qatar calls on Taliban to respect women's rights

Qatar said that the gains women made under the previous Afghan government should not be undone by the Taliban, which is notorious for its treatment of women.
A Taliban fighter walks past a beauty salon with images of women defaced using spray paint in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul on Aug. 18, 2021.

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani called on the Taliban to respect Afghan women’s rights on Wednesday.

“His excellency called on the Taliban to declare its policies towards women and the necessity of working with this case in agreement with the rights guaranteed to women,” the official Qatar News Agency reported on Thani’s remarks.

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