June 27, 2022

Highlights
• A recently published report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated that killing or disappearance of minimum 47 members of the Afghan National Security Forces

Several countries including the United States, and the European Union have expressed condemn over summarised killings of former police and intelligence by the insurgent group Taliban in Afghanistan.

A recently published report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated that killing or disappearance of minimum 47 members of the Afghan National Security Forces. Along with the US, the EU, 20 other countries have said in a statement that they were deeply concerned by the alleged actions constitute serious human rights abuses and contradict the Taliban’s announced amnesty for former Afghan officials.

These countries have called on the insurgents to effectively enforce the amnesty for former members of the Afghan security forces and former Government officials to ensure that it is upheld across the country and throughout their ranks.

The hard-line islamists took over war-torn country of Afghanistan in the month of August. This takeover took place after the United States withdrew its forces from Afghanistan.