The UN suspects that the Taliban and the Islamic State have executed more than a hundred former officials since the fall of Kabul

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (DPA/EP) –

An internal report edited by the United Nations indicates that since the peak of the movement’s conquest of the country on 15, fundamentalist.

The UN suspects that the Taliban and the Islamic State have executed more than a hundred former officials since the fall of Kabul
The UN suspects that the Taliban and the Islamic State have executed more than a hundred former officials since the fall of Kabul

The sources for the report are former Afghan officials, security forces and military personnel and are believed to be reliable by UN investigators. The document is now in the hands of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

In particular, two-thirds of the executions were reported to have been carried out by the Taliban or by groups associated with the former insurgency movement. Islamic State’s offshoot, Khorasan province, is said to have been responsible for the execution of at least fifty former officials.

Similarly, the report describes practices of “assaults, intimidation, harassment, arbitrary arrest and other forms of ill-treatment” against human rights defenders and journalists in the country and denounces the killing of at least eight members of Afghan civil organizations and two Afghan civil society media workers, either by the Taliban, jihadists or related groups.

The UN Secretary-General has asked the Taliban to engage in constructive dialogue to facilitate the arrival of economic aid in a country devastated after 20 years of conflict, and has proposed a reorganization of the United Nations presence in Afghanistan to, on the one hand, support political development to coordinate the country and on the other hand the reception of humanitarian aid.

The Taliban, on the other hand, insist that such international demands, such as the call for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan, are nothing more than “an excuse” for not recognizing the authorities established in the country in August 2021.

Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Jan Mutaqqi told Afghan TV station Tolo TV on Friday that the international community has “neither a definition of what an inclusive government is, nor an example”. “Those are just excuses,” he said.

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