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Credible reports of executions by Taliban - UN

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 24th August, 2021 07:57:31 PM
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Credible reports of executions by Taliban - UN

 

Reports of the Taliban carrying out summary executions in Afghanistan are "credible", says UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet.

Other rights violations, including restrictions on women and recruiting child soldiers, were also reported, she told the UN Human Rights Council, BBC reported.

The Taliban practised a strict version of Islamic law (Sharia) when they ran Afghanistan before 2001.

They retook the country nine days ago with the fall of the capital, Kabul.

Since then, the militants have tried to convey a more restrained image, promising rights for women and girls and some freedom of speech.

China's UN envoy said the US military and other international forces should be held accountable for rights violations committed during their time in Afghanistan.

Thousands of Afghans are still missing at Kabul airport, hoping to flee the country before  August 31. That is the deadline set by US President Joe Biden for American troops to leave Afghanistan.

The UK, France and Germany have asked for an extension.