Taliban are involved in extrajudicial killings, humanitarian acts, United Nations
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. Published in Dawn newspaper. According to the UNAMA report, several groups were targeted by the Taliban for these violations, including sacked government officials, human rights activists, and others. Activists and journalists are included. This report says that women’s rights have also been usurped under the rule of the Taliban.
A statement released said that (UNAMA) has concerns over the impunity of the de facto authorities involved in these grave human rights violations. The term ‘de facto authorities’ refers to the current Taliban administration which has In August last year, the government of Afghanistan took over after the withdrawal of foreign forces and the overthrow of the elected government. On the other hand, the spokesperson of the Taliban government rejected the contents of the report as baseless. A statement said that unjustified illegal arrests and extrajudicial killings are not allowed.
He added that anyone found guilty of such legal violations would be considered criminals and dealt with in accordance with Sharia law. The Taliban were also said to have begun the process of weeding out elements from their ranks who did 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, the statement also said. It has been said that the authorities also accept the responsibility.
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, 173 163 of these violations have been attributed to Taliban authorities, while these violations include 122 cases of arbitrary arrests and 33 cases of intimidation. UNAMA also emphasized the violation of women’s rights in its report. gave