The United Nations mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) stated on Wednesday that the ruling Taliban had been answerable for extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary arrests, and inhumane punishments within the 10 months since they seized energy.A UNAMA report stated the violations had been focused at quite a lot of teams, together with these related to the ousted authorities, human rights defenders and journalists. Girls’s rights had additionally been eroded, it stated, Reuters stories.
“UNAMA is worried concerning the impunity with which members of the de facto authorities seem to have carried out human rights violations,” it stated in a press release. The time period “de facto authorities” refers back to the Taliban administration which took over Afghanistan in August final yr after overseas forces withdrew and the elected authorities collapsed. A spokesman for the Taliban authorities rejected the report’s findings, calling them baseless.
“Arbitrary arrests and extrajudicial killing usually are not allowed,” Zabihullah Mujahid stated on Twitter. Anybody discovered responsible of such violations will likely be thought of a felony and will likely be handled in accordance with Sharia regulation, he stated. Taliban officers have up to now stated retribution assaults weren’t taking place with their management’s consent and that that they had barred fighters from such actions. Additionally they stated that they had begun a means of purging their ranks of parts that didn’t absolutely comply with directions.
The report stated the toughest hit victims had been these related to the previous authorities and its safety forces.It listed 160 extrajudicial killings, 178 arbitrary arrests, and 56 cases of torture and ill-treatment of former authorities workers.Human rights violations additionally affected 173 journalists and media employees, 163 of which had been attributed to Taliban authorities, together with 122 arbitrary arrests and 33 cases of threats.