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Afghanistan: UN, Taliban killed at least 160 people

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(ANSA) – KABUL, 20 JUL – The Taliban are responsible for the violation of hundreds of human rights in Afghanistan since they returned to Kabul last year and have killed at least 160 people without first subjecting them to judicial proceedings. This was declared today by the UN.

“It is undeniable that the findings of our report are extremely serious,” said Markus Potzel, head of UNAMA, a UN mission in the country, during a press conference in the capital Kabul. The Taliban have repeatedly denied allegations of abuse, but the Unama report documented 160 reports of extrajudicial killings, 56 incidents related to torture and ill-treatment, and more than 170 arbitrary arrests and detentions of former government officials and members of the security forces since last year. August.

The most common methods used in torture include kicking, punching and slapping, beating with cables and pipes, and using electric shock devices. The report also documents over 200 cases of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment and more than 100 cases of excessive use of force. Unama also reported on 87 cases of violence against women and girls, with murders, rape, suicides and forced marriages, even of minors. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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