TYRANNY OF THE TALIBAN

A VISIT TO THE CAPITAL OF AFGHANISTAN'S EXTREMIST REGIME REVEALS A HARSH WORLD OF SUPPRESSION AND DESPAIR

We were standing in Kabul's only hospital for women when the purist authorities of the Taliban decided they did not want any pictures taken. Screaming and shouting at us, they grabbed our TV cameras, all our tapes and even our briefcases. Several armed Taliban enforcers slapped a cameraman, while another rammed his rifle butt at visiting aid workers. One raised his hand toward Emma Bonino, the European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, there to investigate the Taliban's treatment of women, and would have struck her but for an aide's intervention. The next thing we knew, a truckload of armed men were...

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