An Afghan people singer has been executed by the Taliban simply days after the Islamic fundamentalist group acknowledged that “music is forbidden in Islam,” in line with his household.
Fawad Andarabi’s household advised The Related Press that he was shot lifeless Friday, simply days after enforcers had searched his dwelling and drank tea with him.
“They shot him within the head on the farm,” his son, Jawad, stated of the killing within the Andarabi Valley for which he was named.
“He was harmless, a singer who solely was entertaining folks,” the grieving son stated of his dad, who performed a bowed lute known as a ghichak and sang conventional songs about his nation.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid advised the AP that the insurgents would examine the incident, however had no different particulars on the killing within the space about
It got here simply days after Mujahid advised The New York Occasions that music was being outlawed, simply because it had been through the group’s brutal rule from 1996 till 2001.
“Music is forbidden in Islam,” Mujahid advised the paper, whereas insisting, “We’re hoping that we will persuade folks to not do such issues, as a substitute of pressuring them.”
Afghanistan’s former inside minister, Masoud Andarabi — who isn’t associated — shared footage of the singer performing, saying he was “brutally killed” merely for “bringing pleasure to this valley and its folks.”
“As he sang right here ‘our stunning valley….land of our forefathers’ won’t undergo Taliban’s brutality,” he tweeted.
Karima Bennoune, the United Nations particular rapporteur on cultural rights, stated she had “grave concern” over Andarabi’s killing.
“We name on governments to demand the Taliban respect the #humanrights of #artists,” she tweeted.
Agnes Callamard, the secretary-general of Amnesty Worldwide, additionally decried the killing.
“There may be mounting proof that the Taliban of 2021 is identical because the illiberal, violent, repressive Taliban of 2001,” she tweeted. “Nothing has modified on that entrance.”
With Submit wires