HUMAN RIGHTS United States and its allies call for inquiries into missing former soldiers and remain vigilant on human rights
p> The Taliban have regained power in Afghanistan since August. – Ahmad Halabisaz/AP/SIPA
The Taliban denied this Sunday have murdered & eacute; dozens of former members of the Afghan security forces since their return to power, as evoked; the day before by the United States, its Western allies and human rights organizations. & ldquo; This information is not based on any evidence. We reject them, & rdquo; stated the spokesperson of the Taliban Ministry of the Interior, Qari Sayed Khosti, in a video message sent; & agrave; the press.
& ldquo; There have been cases of killings of former members of the security forces & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; of the government overthrown & oacute; the summer last, & laquo; & nbsp; but & agrave; because of rivalry or personal enmities, & rdquo; he concedes. & ldquo; If they have documents and evidence, they should show them to us, & rdquo; he adds & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & rsquo; the address of Westerners, in deeming & ldquo; & nbsp; unjust & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; to accuse the Taliban of these killings.
Amnesty for the old regime forces
Qari Sayed Khosti recalled that the Taliban, after their return to power, had decreed a general amnesty for all security forces of the old regime. Many of them & rsquo; & l & rsquo; live quietly & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; in the country thanks to & agrave; this amnesty, while they & ldquo; & ldquo; killed & rsquo; hundreds of combatants and civilians & raquo; over the past two decades of war, says the Taliban.
On Saturday, the United States and some twenty countries, including Great Britain and Japan, as well as the European Union, were said to be & ldquo; & nbsp; deeply preoccupied & nbsp; & raquo ; by & ldquo; & nbsp; summary executions & nbsp; & raquo; former members of the security forces by the Taliban regime, revealed by human rights organizations, and demanded; rapid opening of investigations.
Washington wants investigations into 47 murders or disappearances
In the week, the NGO Human Rights Watch had published; a report which she says documents & ldquo; murders or disappearances that have been reported; victims 47 former members of the national security forces Afghan women who surrendered or were held by Taliban forces between August 15 and October 31. & ldquo; Victims include military personnel, police, intelligence operatives and militiamen, & rdquo; HRW said. Washington and its allies have called out fast and transparent & nbsp; & rdquo; surveys. & ldquo; & ldquo; We will continue to judge the Taliban by their actions, & rdquo; they also recalled.
The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August, as the US-backed government Kabul and its army collapsed. Their return to the helm of the country raised fears of a return to the brutal and rigorous regime of their first reign between 1996 and 2001, marked; by their violent pressure from opponents and the ban on women to work, study or go out alone. Taliban leaders today, eager to gain respectability international, have promised that their diet will be different.
They have not officially reiterated. these prohibitions since their return to power, but have so far limited; the possibilities for women to work and for young girls to study. U.S. officials spoke with Afghan authorities earlier this week and urged the Islamist movement & agrave; give access education for women and girls across the country. The United States also & ldquo; & nbsp; expressed & nbsp; their deep concern over allegations of human rights violations, & rsquo; stated; an American spokesperson.