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Afghanistan: - - They shot him in the head

Afghanistan: – – They shot him in the head

The family of Afghan folk musician Fuad Andrabi said that Taliban fighters were killed on Friday Associated Press (AFP).

Andarabi was playing a stringed instrument called ghaychak, He sang traditional songs about Afghanistan – Preferably on an outdoor carpet.

According to the family, the murder took place at the home of the popular musician, in the mountainous province of Baghlan, about 100 kilometers north of Kabul.

– shoot him

The family told the Associated Press that the popular musician was taken from his home, and then executed on an open street.

They also said that the Taliban had previously been in their home and had searched it. Then they must have drank tea with Andarabi.

When they returned later, the execution was promptly carried out, according to the family.

– They shot him in the head on the farm, says his son, Jawad Andrabi.

– He was innocent. He adds that he was just a musician who wanted to entertain people.

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The news of Andrabi’s death comes a few days after Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid was informed The New York Times That music is illegal in Afghanistan – because it was the last time the Taliban seized power in the country, from 1996 to 2001.

He added that the Taliban hope they can “convince people not to do such things, instead of putting pressure on them”.

Several media reported the murder of the popular musician, including CNN, who wrote that they received information about the murder from a local journalist.

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The channel was unable to confirm the circumstances surrounding the incident, but notes that the former Afghan Interior Minister, Masoud Andarabi, from the same area as the popular singer, spoke publicly about his death.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid did not want to give any details about the incident, but said, according to the Associated Press, that they would investigate.

according to CNN Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights, expressed her grave concern over reports of the Andarabi massacre.

Afghan music: During a festival in Slovakia in 2019, members of the Afghan women's band Zahra participated.  Now music is again criminalized in Afghanistan.  Photo: Vladimir Simichek/AFP/NTB
Afghan music: During a festival in Slovakia in 2019, members of the Afghan women’s band Zahra participated. Now music is again criminalized in Afghanistan. Photo: Vladimir Simichek/AFP/NTB
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Punishment risk

Music was allowed over the 20 years that international forces controlled Afghanistan, and both women and men were able to receive music education.

Afghan bands released music and toured the world, but silence reigns in the country now, he writes Danish BT.

The Afghan National Institute of Music (ANIM) was closed on the day the Taliban captured Kabul, and many of the school’s students handed over their instruments at the same time, because it could be dangerous to keep them if the Taliban found them, writes a newspaper.

The students are anxious and worried. They clearly understand that if they go back to school, there will be consequences, and they risk punishment for it, school founder and principal Dr. Ahmed Sarmast tells BBC.