Also by Fereshta Mursal
February 03, 2023
'Arrested And Beaten': Afghan Professor's Protest Against Taliban's Education Ban On Women Lands Him In Prison
Afghan university professor Ismail Mashal made headlines when he ripped up his degrees on live TV to protest the Taliban's ban on female education. He followed that up by walking around Kabul and donating books to Afghan girls and women. On February 2, Mashal's challenge to the Taliban authorities landed him in prison after he was arrested.