Taliban involved in extrajudicial killings, humanitarian acts, United Nations

ISLAMABAD, July 21 (Alliance News): The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that the Taliban rulers are responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary arrests and inhumane punishments during their current 10 months in power.

According to a report published in foreign media, the UNAMA report said that several groups were targeted by the Taliban for these violations, among the targeted individuals were sacked government officials, human rights Activists and journalists working for

The report states that women’s rights have also been usurped under the rule of the Taliban.

A statement issued said that (UNAMA) has reservations about the lack of punishment for the de facto authorities involved in these serious violations of human rights.

The term ‘de facto authorities’ refers to the current Taliban administration that took over the government of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign forces and the overthrow of the elected government in August last year.

On the other hand, the spokesperson of the Taliban government rejected the contents of the report as baseless.

Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement on Twitter that unjustified illegal arrests and extrajudicial killings are not allowed.

He added that anyone found guilty of such legal violations would be held guilty and dealt with according to Sharia law.

Taliban officials have said in the past that reprisal attacks are not taking place with the consent of their leadership and have banned fighters from such actions.

The Taliban were also said to have begun the process of weeding out elements from their ranks who do not fully comply with the directives.

The statement issued by the United Nations agency acknowledged the steps taken by the Taliban authorities, which are apparently aimed at reducing armed violence while protecting human rights. Dari is also accepted.

The UNAMA report specifically mentions the role of two agencies involved in the violations, one of which is the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the other is the General Directorate of Intelligence.

The report said that the most victims of these violations committed by the Taliban were those who were associated with the former government and its security forces.

The report lists 160 extrajudicial killings, 178 arbitrary arrests and 56 cases of torture and ill-treatment of former public servants.

According to the report, human rights violations also affected 173 journalists and media workers, 163 of the 173 violations were attributed to Taliban officials, while these violations included 122 arbitrary arrests and 33 cases of intimidation. Included.

UNAMA also highlighted the violation of women’s rights in its report.


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