Nell'Afghanistan dei talebani non c'è posto per i tossicodipendenti. Il reportage AP

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Drug users detained during a Taliban raid walk in line on their way to the detoxification ward of the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Now the uncontested rulers of Afghanistan, the Taliban have set their sights on stamping out the scourge of narcotics addiction, even if by force. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
Drug users detained during a Taliban raid walk in line on their way to the detoxification ward of the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Now the uncontested rulers of Afghanistan, the Taliban have set their sights on stamping out the scourge of narcotics addiction, even if by force. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)

Picchiati, arrestati e rinchiusi per 45 giorni nei centri di disintossicazione del Paese. È il trattamento riservato dai talebani ai tossicodipendenti di Kabul. Un esercito di invisibili che ora i nuovi padroni dell’Afghanistan – coloro che sui proventi del papavero da oppio hanno costruito ingenti fortune – non tollerano più. Felipe Dana, reporter e fotografo dell’Associated Press, ha recentemente assistito a uno di questi raid. Le sue foto mostrano la disperazione di questi uomini – molti dei quali denutriti o affetti da disturbi mentali – e le dure condizioni imposte dalla “disintossicazione talebana”, dove la forza è parte integrante del “metodo”.

The shadow of Taliban fighters casts over drug users detained at a police station in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. The Taliban are shifting from being warriors to an urban police force. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
The shadow of Taliban fighters casts over drug users detained at a police station in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. The Taliban are shifting from being warriors to an urban police force. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)

L’Afghanistan – come ricorda l’AP - è la fonte della maggior parte dell’oppio mondiale e un importante centro per le metanfetamine. Questo ha alimentato un enorme problema di dipendenza. I talebani vedono i tossicodipendenti come una macchia sulla società che intendono creare. L’uso di droghe è contro la loro interpretazione della dottrina islamica. I tossicodipendenti sono anche stigmatizzati dalla comunità afghana più ampia e in gran parte conservatrice. Ma la guerra dei talebani alla droga è complicata poiché il Paese deve affrontare la prospettiva del collasso economico e dell’imminente catastrofe umanitaria.

Drug users detained during a Taliban raid wait to be shaved after arriving at Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. In the hospital, patients, totalling 700, float around the halls like ghosts. Some say they aren't being fed enough. Doctors said hunger is part of the withdrawal process. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
Drug users detained during a Taliban raid wait to be shaved after arriving at Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. In the hospital, patients, totalling 700, float around the halls like ghosts. Some say they aren't being fed enough. Doctors said hunger is part of the withdrawal process. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
A drug user detained during a Taliban raid is shaved after arriving at Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Soon after the Taliban took power on Aug. 15, the Taliban Health Ministry issued an order to the facilities underscoring their intention to strictly control the problem of addiction, doctors said. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
A drug user detained during a Taliban raid is shaved after arriving at Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Soon after the Taliban took power on Aug. 15, the Taliban Health Ministry issued an order to the facilities underscoring their intention to strictly control the problem of addiction, doctors said. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
Dr. Wahedullah Koshan, left, gestures as he talks to Sitara, center, after she reunited with her 21-year-old son who was taken to the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment during a Taliban raid in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Sitara wails when she reunited with her son, missing for 12 days.
Dr. Wahedullah Koshan, left, gestures as he talks to Sitara, center, after she reunited with her 21-year-old son who was taken to the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment during a Taliban raid in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Sitara wails when she reunited with her son, missing for 12 days.
Drug users detained during a Taliban raid rest at the detoxification ward of the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Now the uncontested rulers of Afghanistan, the Taliban have set their sights on stamping out the scourge of narcotics addiction, even if by force. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
Drug users detained during a Taliban raid rest at the detoxification ward of the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Now the uncontested rulers of Afghanistan, the Taliban have set their sights on stamping out the scourge of narcotics addiction, even if by force. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
Drug users detained during a Taliban raid are taken to their room at the detoxification ward of the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
Drug users detained during a Taliban raid are taken to their room at the detoxification ward of the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
Drug users detained during a Taliban raid wait to be checked at a police station before being transferred to the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. At least 150 men were taken to the district police station, where all their belongings -- drugs, wallets, knifes, rings, lighters, a juice box -- were burned in a pile since they are forbidden to take them to the treatment center. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
Drug users detained during a Taliban raid wait to be checked at a police station before being transferred to the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. At least 150 men were taken to the district police station, where all their belongings -- drugs, wallets, knifes, rings, lighters, a juice box -- were burned in a pile since they are forbidden to take them to the treatment center. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
A drug user detained during a Taliban raid is shaved after arriving at Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Soon after the Taliban took power on Aug. 15, the Taliban Health Ministry issued an order to the facilities underscoring their intention to strictly control the problem of addiction, doctors said. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)
A drug user detained during a Taliban raid is shaved after arriving at Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Soon after the Taliban took power on Aug. 15, the Taliban Health Ministry issued an order to the facilities underscoring their intention to strictly control the problem of addiction, doctors said. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Photo: via Associated Press)

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