Amnesty International has reported that Pakistan has recently deported former Kabul University Professor
Mohammad Rahim Elham in violation of an agreement between Pakistani government and the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees for joint assessment of Afghan refugee claims prior to deportation. Elham's
whereabouts are currently unknown, and human rights activists are alarmed. He was turned over to the Taliban on
June 21. Other Afghan intellectuals currently living in Pakistan are fearful for their safety. Amnesty International
reports that the Taliban has tortured dozens of intellectuals who have openly advocated ending Afghanistan's
internal "holy war" and establishing a new government that represents and addresses the concerns of all ethnic
Media Resources: Amnesty International - June 30 2000
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .