A journalist was on the phone with our office before detaining them. Our colleagues in the office were very worried. Three people, including the editor-in-chief, went to the checkpoint and tried to free Nemat and Taki from the Taliban because they were journalists. But the Taliban fighters became frustrated and started beating them on the streets.
Later when I spoke to my colleagues, they said that the Taliban had taken the three of them to a cell where there were 15 more people, but they were not all journalists. There was a man inside the house who was so covered in his own blood that the Taliban would not touch him. They bandaged my colleagues and told them to change the dressing on the wounded man’s wounds. It was found that the man took part in the women’s rights protest and received his PhD. In Sociology in India.