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August-13-99

Hundreds of Afghan Refugees Protest Against Taliban

Hundreds of Afghan refugees demonstrated against the militant, fundamentalist Taliban regime today in a demonstration held outside the U.N.'s offices in Tehran.

An unnamed, veiled Afghan woman condemned the Taliban's "campaign of repression," saying, "This medieval group has imprisoned an entire people." She also stated that the Taliban's treatment of women is especially cruel, and called for the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic conference to "halt its military interference and role" in supporting the Taliban.

Approximately 300 Afghans participated in the demonstration, calling for an end to the Taliban's massacres and peace in Afghanistan.

Media Resources: AFP - August 13, 1999


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