The Taliban had a critical target when they invaded Kabul: the headquarters of the National Security directorate and the Ministry of Communications. Their goal was to secure the files of Afghan intelligence officers and their informers, and the ability to track the telephone numbers of Afghan citizens. In this transition, information, intelligence and data have become assets of immeasurable value.
Access to this information has given the Taliban the power to begin the systematic hunt of Afghanis who worked tirelessly to build a new future for their country. Under immediate threat are women and girls whose voices and stories are now increasingly hard to find.
As they fear for their lives, women’s rights leaders who have fought for their pl
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