August 27, 2001

Internet banned in Afghanistan

Author: JT Smith

Afghanistan's Taliban militia updated its Internet restrictions on Saturday, subjecting anyone to using the network within its borders to punishment according to Islamic law. A previous decree forbid citizens from using the Internet, but exempted the United Nations and international relief agencies; that is no longer the case. Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar: "The ministry of communication is duty-bound to make the use of the Internet impossible." From the Agence France-Presse report on Nando Times
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