Instead of innocent registration, the Taliban executes former soldiers and police

“We are deeply concerned by reports of mass murders and enforced disappearances of former Afghan security forces, as documented by Human Rights Watch and others,” said the United States, the European Union, Australia, the United Kingdom and Japan. .

“We stress that the alleged actions of the Taliban constitute a serious violation of human rights and contradict the amnesty declared by the Taliban,” said the signatories of the call. The group called on the rulers of Afghanistan to ensure that the declared amnesty is respected throughout the country and in their ranks, informs The Guardian.

Earlier this week, Human Rights Watch published a report stating that the executions or enforced disappearances of 47 former members of the Afghan National Security Forces, other members of the army, police or intelligence have been documented. In all cases, according to the organization, they were members of the security forces who surrendered or were detained between August and October this year.

“Reported cases must be investigated quickly and transparently, those responsible must be held accountable, and these actions must be made clear as a deterrent to further killings and kidnappings,” said countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Romania and Ukraine. . “We will continue to monitor the Taliban and its actions,” the statement said.

The Taliban took power in Afghanistan in August following the withdrawal of US and Allied troops. The Islamist movement returned to power almost twenty years after a fundamentalist regime ended in American intervention that faced international criticism for its brutal treatment of women and human rights abuses.

In her report, Human Rights Watch said that Taliban leaders had ordered members of the surrendering security forces to register with the authorities. Right now, the radical movement is to take advantage of some of the former soldiers, police or intelligence personnel. “The Taliban have used this documentation to arrest, execute or abduct individuals within days of their registration,” the organization said.

Earlier this week, a second round of talks took place between Washington and Taliban officials. According to a spokesman for American diplomacy, the US representatives urged the new leadership of Afghanistan to give women and girls across the country access to education. “The United States has also expressed deep concern at the Taliban’s allegations of human rights abuses.” quotes US State Department statement Arab News.


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