We are deeply concerned at reports of summary executions and enforced disappearances of former members of the Afghan security forces, as documented by Human Rights Watch and others., assure twenty countries, including Great Britain and Japan, as well as the European Union in a press release issued by the US State Department.
We emphasize that the alleged actions constitute serious human rights violations and contravene the amnesty announced by the Taliban, said the group of allies, calling on the new Afghan leadership to ensure that the amnesty is applied and
maintained throughout the country and in all their ranks.
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Victims include military personnel, police, intelligence agents and militiamen, clarified HRW.
For Washington and its allies,
reported cases must be promptly and transparently investigated, those responsible must be held to account and these steps must be clearly announced to act as an immediate deterrent to further killings and disappearances.
We will continue to judge the Taliban by their actions, they also recalled.
In addition to the United States, the European Union and Canada, the signatories of the communiqué are Germany, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Japan, North Macedonia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.
The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August, as the US-backed government in Kabul and the country’s military collapsed.
Their return to the helm of the country came 20 years after they were driven out by American forces ending their fundamentalist regime, earning them international opprobrium, notably because of the brutal treatment of women and the disrespect for human rights. human beings and the rigorous interpretation of Islam.
Today’s Taliban leaders, eager to gain international respectability, have promised their regime will be different.
But the new government continued to apply violent punishments, and the United Nations has expressed concern over the
credible allegations that the Taliban have committed retaliatory killings since their victory, despite promises of amnesty for the troops of the ousted government.
According to HRW,
the Taliban leadership ordered members of the surrendered security force units to register for a letter guaranteeing their safety. However, the Taliban forces used these lists of names to carry out the detention and summary execution or enforced disappearance of these people a few days after their registration..
U.S. officials spoke with Afghan authorities earlier this week and urged the Islamist movement to provide access to education for women and girls across the country. The United States also
expressed their deep concern over the allegations of human rights violations, said a US spokesperson.