On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the Taliban released more than 2,000 prisoners based on the amnesty order of their group’s leader.
These prisoners, who were detained for various reasons, were released by the amnesty decree of the Taliban leader.
But, Murtaza Behbudi, a French-Afghanistani journalist, and Hamza Ulfat a teacher and author, were not included in this amnesty and were not released by the Taliban.
Aleksandra Mastovaja, Murtaza Behbudi’s wife, wrote on her Twitter page: “It’s Eid al-Adha! But like last Eid, Eid al-Fitr, my husband Murtaza Behbodi is still in Taliban prison. Almost 6 months have passed since Morteza was imprisoned! He is in prison only for the crime of being a journalist. I miss Murtaza with all my heart, and my only wish is to see Murtaza again in our shared home.”
Hamza Ulfat, a teacher and civil activist, has been arrested for inciting people against the Taliban group, and according to Hamza’s family members, the Taliban court is going to hold a trial for him.
At the same time, several others are also have been imprisoned with these people. Rasul Parsi a poet, and Motiullah Wisa, active in the field of education, are among those who were not released by the Taliban.