PBS NewsHour

Taliban tighten draconian rule as crisis grips Afghanistan

Clip: 05/09/2022 | 8m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

Nearly nine months since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the economy is in freefall and about half the country is nearing acute food insecurity. But even with this widespread suffering, the Taliban on Sunday ordered all women be completely covered - head to toe - when leaving their homes, requiring them again to don the burqa that was a telltale of their first rule. Jane Ferguson reports.

Aired: 05/09/22

Rating: NR

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