Hasand, Civil Activist, Arrested by Taliban in Khost Province

Local sources in Khost province report that the Taliban have arrested Marjan Hasand, one of the civil activists in this province.

According to sources, he was arrested by the Taliban intelligence members on Thursday this week.

So far, the motive behind Hasand’s arrest is not clear, and Taliban members have not provided details on his arrest.

A source however said that this civil activist praised the reopening of girls’ schools in Paktia province the previous day on his Facebook page and asked the people of Khost province to open the doors of girls’ schools. The source said this might be the motive behind his detention.

Hasand was reportedly involved in the media in the former government and after the beginning of Taliban rule, he turned to freelance work.