‘I am sure they will change’: Taliban swap guns for pens to learn about human rights

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Young men who have spent most of their lives in combat are learning how to behave with civilians as the Taliban transitions from fighting to governing

Around a conference room table, young Taliban fighters quietly listen to an instructor teaching them how to behave with civilians.

Awkwardly armed with notebooks and pens, most of the 25 fighters turned policemen have never been in a classroom before. They have spent most of their young lives as combatants in rural areas, and under their ample traditional outfits, their wrist-sized ankles betray how undernourished they are.

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