Taliban revenge fears grow in Afghanistan, woman news anchor stopped from working • FRANCE 24

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An #Afghan woman journalist has said she was barred from working at her TV station after the #Taliban took control of the country, and pleaded for help in a video posted online. Under the Taliban’s regime from 1996 to 2001, #women were excluded from public life, girls could not attend school, entertainment was banned and brutal punishments were imposed.

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