UN: Taliban have killed dozens of former officials since summer | abroad

UN: Taliban have killed dozens of former officials since summer |  abroad

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has identified more than 100 deaths since August 15. The report also referred to extrajudicial executions of at least 50 people suspected of belonging to the local branch of the Islamic State militant group.

In addition, the UN mission continues to receive “credible allegations” of killings, enforced disappearances, and other misconduct against former officials, members of the security forces, and people who worked for the US-led international military unit, the report said. This comes despite the general amnesty for members of those groups announced by the Taliban movement at the end of August.

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This confirms previous findings by Human Rights Watch, which reported in December that more than 100 members of the military, police, and former intelligence services had been killed or disappeared. At the time, the Taliban strongly denied these findings.

The UN report also paints a picture of the deteriorating living conditions of the 39 million Afghan population since the Taliban took power in August. “A very complex social and economic system is collapsing,” Guterres said.

Guterres advised the Security Council to agree to the restructuring of the UN mission to deal with the situation. This restructuring should also include the creation of a new human rights monitoring unit.

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