“Some of the people of Afghanistan have sympathy for the Taliban. The corruption of the old regime contributed to its alienation “

Women, in particular. Because their rights were violated during the first reign of the Taliban, between 1996 and 2001. At the time, they were not allowed to go to school, to go out in the street without being accompanied by a male member of their family or work. Today, these issues deeply worry Afghan women. Religious minorities, including the Hazara (Shiite minority), are also worried about the coming to power of the Sunni Taliban. The Hazara were targeted and persecuted both during the first Taliban regime and after its fall, with targeted attacks on their schools and during their religious ceremonies. Government workers, pilots, journalists and human rights activists are also now at risk of persecution.