“This woman shared that her life was in danger. Why did nothing happen?” said Wazhma Frogh, Afghan human rights lawyer and women’s rights campaigner. “Why is it so easy in this society to keep killing women they disagree with? Can’t stop my tears at the loss of this beautiful soul. She had a loud voice and actively raising voice for her people.”
Mangal, a journalist for the largest private broadcaster in Afghanistan, was a cultural adviser to Afghanistan’s national parliament. She was a passionate advocate of women’s rights, speaking out for women’s right to an education and to work.
Reporters without Borders has previously said 2018 was the deadliest year for journalists since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, when 15 journalists and media workers were killed.