Western Nations Strongly Condemn Taliban’s Hasty Execution of Former Afghan Security Forces

【Japan Himalaya League】 Author: Zichen  Translator: Ranting

Recently, a Human Rights Watch report revealed that the Taliban had summarily executed a large number of former Afghan security forces. The U.S. and a group of Western countries have condemned this and called for a swift investigation.

From mid-August to October this year, 47 former members of the Afghan National Security Forces, other military, police and intelligence personnel who surrendered to or were arrested by Taliban forces were summarily executed or forcibly disappeared by the Taliban, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch on Dec. 5, according to the Voice of America.

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Following the report, the United States, the European Union, Australia, the United Kingdom and Japan issued a statement expressing deep concern over the Taliban’s hasty execution of former members of the Afghan security forces. At the same time, it was emphasized that the alleged actions constitute serious human rights violations and contradict the Taliban’s previous claims of amnesty. The new rulers of Afghanistan are called upon to ensure that the amnesty is implemented and upheld throughout the country and at all levels.

In addition, several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Romania, Ukraine and several other European countries, have issued statements saying that in order to immediately stop further killings and disappearances, the reported cases must be investigated promptly and in a transparent manner (by the new rulers of Afghanistan). Those responsible must be held accountable and measures must be clearly and publicly addressed.

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