The UN is revoking the travel privileges of two Taliban education officials

UNITED STATES: The The united nations ban two on Monday the Taliban officials to travel in response to severe restrictions imposed by hardliners on Afghan women, diplomats told AFP.
Travel exemptions allowing 15 Taliban officials to go abroad for talks expire on Monday.
Thirteen employees were exempted from travel for at least two months, but they were lifted for two education officials because the Taliban restricted girls’ and women’s access to schools.
According to a diplomat, who requested anonymity, the employees who are now banned from traveling are Said Ahmad ShaidhelActing Deputy Minister of Education, and Abdul Baki Basir Aval Shah, also known as Abdul Baki HakaniActing Minister of Higher Education.
After taking power in August, the Taliban have cut the insignificant gains made by Afghan women over the past two decades, restricting their access to education, government jobs and freedom of movement.
After difficult UN negotiations Taliban Sanctions Committee compromised by extending the 13 Taliban leaders for “60 days + 30 days”, diplomats told AFP.
Some countries are in favor of repealing all travel exemptions due to deteriorating women’s rights, but others have objected, according to diplomats.
Under the terms of the agreement, the release will automatically be extended for the 13 Taliban leaders in the third month, “unless a member of the Council objects,” a diplomatic source said.

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