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British Library rejects Taliban trove fearing terror laws.

A group of international researchers spent years putting together a trove of documents related to the Afghan Taliban, including official newspapers from their time in power, poems, maps, radio broadcasts, and several volumes of laws and edicts—digitising the estimated two to three million words and translating everything into English.

A spokeswoman for the library confirmed that the archive “contains material that could contravene the Terrorism Act”. Members of the project say they have had interest from Stanford and Yale universities in the United States, as well as the Swiss national library, to host the documents instead.

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