UN human rights boss says she has credible reports of Taliban executions

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UN human rights boss says she has credible reports of Taliban executions
The UN human rights chief said on Tuesday that she had received credible reports of serious violations by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF, REUTERS
AUGUST 24, 2021

The UN human rights chief said on Tuesday that she had received credible reports of serious violations by the Taliban in Afghanistan, including “summary executions” of civilians and Afghan security forces who had surrendered. 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.

The Taliban treatment of women and girls would be “a fundamental red line,” Bachelet told an emergency session of the council, held at the request of Pakistan and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Meirav Eilon Shahar told the UNHRC that “we are extremely concerned about reports of violent crackdowns against the civilian population and human rights defenders. Freedom of assembly and expression must be ensured,” Eilon Shahar said.

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