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Taliban detains magazine foreign policy writer Lynn O’Donnell for column on her atrocities

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Lynn O’Donnell is an internationally acclaimed war journalist.

Kabul:

Foreign policy writer, Lynn O’Donnell, was detained by the Taliban for forcibly marrying teenage girls and using teenage girls as sex slaves.

According to Khama Press report, the terrorist organization forced the author to issue a public return after keeping the writer in a cage for 3 days.

Australian author Lynn O’Donnell, currently writing a column for Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted, “I accuse the current authorities of forcibly marrying teenage girls and using teenage girls as sex slaves by Taliban commanders. I apologize for the 3 or 4 reports I wrote.”

Notably, O’Donnell was forced to apologize by the Taliban, she revealed in a statement on Wednesday.

“Apologize or go to jail, this is Taliban intelligence,” he tweeted. “Whatever it takes: They fixed. I tweeted. They didn’t like it. Deleted, edited, retweeted. Made a video of me that I wasn’t coerced into. That too Did it again,” she said.

The journalist said that agents rejected her reporting on LGBTQ individuals and that there were “no homosexuals” in the country.

Lin is an internationally acclaimed war journalist who has occasionally reported from Afghanistan for more than 20 years. However, she left the war-torn country for Pakistan on Wednesday after alleged detention, harassment and threats, Khama Press reported.

According to his biography on the foreign policy website, O’Donnell was Afghanistan bureau chief for the Agence France-Press wire service and the Associated Press between 2009 and 2017.

However, the Taliban’s Ministry of Information and Culture and intelligence officials have not yet commented on the issue.

Taliban atrocities against Afghan women have been on the rise since the group seized power in Afghanistan in August last year.

The Taliban had earlier promised an inclusive society and equality during their first press conference since the takeover of Afghanistan, while in contrast, on 23 March barred girls from going to school beyond the sixth grade and went against women’s dress code. A decree was issued. month.

There are restrictions on women’s freedom of movement, education and expression that threaten their existence.

According to locals, the Taliban have barred women from using smartphones, and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs often extorts money to provide the necessary security.

Nearly 80 percent of women working in the media have lost their jobs, he said, adding that around 18 million women in the country are fighting for health, education and social rights.

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