The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tuesday (24) that it had received credible reports of serious violations committed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, including “summary executions” of Afghan civilians and security forces.
Bachelet did not give details of the killings in his speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council (United Nations), but asked the group to establish a mechanism to closely monitor Taliban actions.
The UN Human Rights Council holds an emergency session on Afghanistan, and The High Commissioner also said that the way the Taliban would treat women would be a “red line” for the extremist group..
Also on Tuesday, the leaders of the Group of Seven countries (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada) meet roughly to discuss the crisis in the country.
“The main red line will be how the Taliban treat women and girls and respect their rights to freedom of movement, education, personal expression and employment, in accordance with international human rights standards,” Bachelet said.
As the former Chilean president said, “ensuring girls’ access to quality secondary education will be a key indicator of their commitment to human rights.”
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Afghanistan: Understanding the risks to women under the Taliban
The session is being held at the request of Pakistan, which coordinates the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OCI) on human rights and humanitarian issues, and Afghanistan, by a diplomat appointed by the government ousted by the Taliban, and backed by nearly 100 countries.
During the discussion, nearly 60 countries presented a joint statement calling for an “immediate end to targeted killings of human rights defenders”.
Nasir Ahmad Andisha, the Afghan diplomat appointed by the previous government, called on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to “send a strong message to all parties, including the Taliban, to make them understand that attacks on human rights will have consequences.”
Taliban and human rights
Since his return to power in the fifteenthAnd The Taliban are trying to convince the population and the international community that they have changed And that the new government will be less brutal than it was when I first led the country between 1996 and 2001.
At that time, the Taliban adopted a very strict view of Islamic law (Islamic Law) and imposed restrictions above all on women who were prevented from working and studying.
Ultra-conservative Islamic views included stoning, amputations, public executions, and bans on music, films, and even television.
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