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UN accuses Taliban of liquidating former regime officials

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Between August and November, the UN receivedexecutions of former members of the Afghan national security forces and others associated with the former government, including 72at least have been attributed to the Taliban “,” text “:” credible allegations of more than 100 executions of former members of the Afghan national security forces and others associated with the former government, of which at least 72 were attributed to the Taliban “}}”>credible allegations of more than 100 executions of former members of the Afghan national security forces and others associated with the former government, of which at least 72 have been attributed to the TalibanDeputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif told the Human Rights Council.

I am alarmed by persistent reports of extrajudicial killings across the country, despite the general amnesty announced by the Taliban after August 15.

A quote from Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Moreover, continued Ms. Al-Nashifextrajudicial executions of people suspected of being members of the IS-K (the jihadist group Islamic State – Khorasan, rival movement of the Taliban, Editor’s note) seem to have been committed “,” text “:” in the only province of Nangarhar, au at least 50 extrajudicial executions of people suspected of being members of IS-K (the jihadist group Islamic State – Khorasan, rival movement of the Taliban, Editor’s note) seem to have been committed “}}”>in the province of Nangarhar alone, at least 50 extrajudicial executions of people suspected of being members of IS-K (the jihadist group Islamic State – Khorasan, rival movement of the Taliban, Editor’s note) seem to have been committed.

The United States and its Western allies have already shown themselves preoccupied by these executions, revealed by human rights organizations, and demanded the rapid opening of investigations.

But the Taliban have dismissed the accusations.

There have been cases of killings of former members of the security forces of the government overthrown last summer, but because of personal rivalries or enmities, according to the spokesperson for the Taliban Interior Ministry, Qari Sayed Khosti.

Famine descends on the country

Ms. Al-Nashif also warned of the suffering of the Afghan people, faced, according to the UN, with one of the worst humanitarian disasters in the world.

Stressing that the crisis is aggravated by the impact of sanctions and the freezing of state assets, she warned the international community that her political choices […] are a matter of life and death for Afghans.

A young girl with a dirty and sad face.

An Afghan girl in an area of ​​Kabul where conflict-displaced Afghans have lived for many years.

Photo: The Canadian Press / AP / Petros Giannakouris

The UN’s World Food Program (WFP) has helped 15 million people so far in 2021 in the country, including 7 million in November alone – up from 4 million in September.

And he announced on Tuesday that he was going to speed up his operations in order to helpmillion people facing severe hunger “,” text “:” over 23million people facing severe hunger “}} ‘>to over 23 million people facing severe hunger in Afghanistan, beset by the combined effects of drought caused by global warming and economic paralysis.

The country’s economy has stalled since the fundamentalists came to power, which led the international community to freeze the aid it heavily relied on.

Afghanistan faces a situation of hunger and misery unlike any I have seen in the more than 30 years I have worked for WFP.

A quote from Mary-Ellen McGroarty, WFP Afghanistan Officer

The Taliban’s command return to power came 20 years after they were driven out by American forces, who had punished them for harboring Al-Qaeda leaders who carried out the September 11 attacks a few months earlier. .

The United States had ended its fundamentalist regime, which had brought it international opprobrium for, among other things, the brutal treatment of women, disrespect for human rights and a harsh interpretation of Islam.

Today’s Taliban leaders, eager to gain international respectability, have promised their regime will be different.

Men push carts containing various goods over dusty terrain.

Street vendors push their carts in Chaman-e-Hozori Park in Kabul on December 3.

Photo: The Canadian Press / AP / Petros Giannakouris

The uncertain future of Afghan women

On December 3, the supreme leader of the Taliban called on the government, in a decree, to take serious action to uphold women’s rights in Afghanistan, especially against forced marriages, not to mention the right to work or study.

On Tuesday, Ms. Al-Nashif called the decree important signal, but who leaves many questions unanswered.

For example, did she say, it does not clearly state a minimum age for marriage and does not refer to the broader rights of women and girls to education, work, freedom of movement or participation in public life.

She also lamented the marked decline secondary school attendance by girls, in particular due to the lack of female teachers.

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