US and its allies accuse Taliban of ‘summary executions’

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The United States and its Western allies on Saturday blamed the Taliban regime for the “summary executions” of former members of the Afghan security forces, which were revealed by human rights groups.

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“We are deeply concerned about reports of summary executions and enforced disappearances of former members of the invisible security forces, as documented by the Observatory for Human Rights and others,” said some 20 countries, including Britain and Japan. and the European Union, in a statement released by the US State Department.

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These countries consider these violations of the rights “contradict” the amnesty for the former security forces announced by the Taliban, who took control of Afghanistan in August. They also call on Afghanistan’s new leaders to ensure that the amnesty is implemented and maintained throughout the country.

This week, the human rights watchdog released a report that it said documented “killings or disappearances of 47 former members of the Afghan National Security Forces, who surrendered to Taliban forces or were being held by 15 August and October 31 “.

“The victims include members of the military, police, intelligence agents and militiamen,” the Observatory for Human Rights said.

For Washington and its allies, “the cases identified should be investigated promptly and transparently, those responsible should be held accountable, and these steps should be made public so that they can act as a direct measure to prevent further killings and disappearances.”

Apart from the USA and the EU, the communication is also signed by Germany, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Japan, Northern Macedonia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Britain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.

Source: AMPE


Source From: Capital

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