UN rights chief says she has reliable reports of Taliban executions
The UN human rights chief said on Tuesday that she had received reports of serious violations committed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, including executions of civilians and Afghan security forces who have surrendered.
Michelle Bachelet stated, " The Taliban treatment of women and girls would be “a fundamental red line”.
The UN rights chief further stated, "Afghanistan’s diverse ethnic and religious minorities were also at risk of violence and repression" Michelle Bachelet gave no details of the killings in her speech to the Human Rights Council, but urged it to set up a mechanism to closely monitor Taliban actions.
Under a resolution agreed later on Tuesday by the Geneva forum, she is to report back at its September-October session on the situation and on any violations committed by the Taliban, and make a fuller written report in March 2022.
Independent UN human rights experts said that many people were in hiding as “the Taliban continues to search homes door-to-door” and that seizures of property and reprisals were being reported.
But China’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva expressed that the US army and the militaries of other coalition partners, including Britain and Australia, are accountable for the violations their forces committed in Afghanistan.
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