“Before the Taliban came in… we all had rights, we could defend our rights freely,” the letter said. “But when they come, we’re all afraid of them, and we think all our dreams are gone.”
Jolie, who is a special envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, wrote in her caption that she plans to share the stories of people around the world “fighting for their basic human rights.”
“Two weeks before 9/11, I was on the border of Afghanistan, where I met Afghan refugees who had fled the Taliban. This was twenty years ago. Their country was in their grip,” Jolie wrote. to spend, to shed blood and lose lives to achieve this is a failure that is almost incomprehensible.”
After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban quickly took power, causing great fear among many in the country.
The Taliban previously held power between 1996 and 2001 and ran an oppressive regime largely at home for women, while amputations and public executions were not uncommon.
Although the Taliban have said they have changed, many people inside and outside Afghanistan are skeptical.