Taliban Killed 100 Ex-Afghan Govt. Officials Despite General Amnesty: UN

A United Nations report on Sunday says the Taliban and its allies have killed more than 100 former Afghan government members, security personnel, and people who worked with international forces.

The report, an advance copy of which was seen by AFP, said that in addition to the political killings, women’s rights and the right to protest have also been curbed in Afghanistan.

“Despite announcements of general amnesties for former members of the government, security forces, and those who worked with international military forces, UNAMA continued to receive credible allegations of killings, enforced disappearances and other violations towards these individuals,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ said.

“More than two-thirds of those killings were extrajudicial killings committed by the de-facto authorities or their affiliates,” the report added.

The Taliban seized Kabul on August 15 and since then severe curbs have been imposed on freedom of expression, even protestors were arrested, and humiliated.

No country has so far recognized the Taliban government; however, the group claimed it has met all the international community’s requirements for reorganization.

The US and other countries put the formation of an inclusive government with the participation of women as the key element to recognize the Taliban regime.


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