“We are deeply concerned by reports of summary executions and enforced disappearances of former Afghan security forces, as documented by Human Rights Watch and others,” the statement from the US State Department said.
In addition to the signatories to the statement are Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
“We affirm that the alleged measures constitute serious human rights violations and violate the amnesty proclaimed by the Taliban,” the group said, calling on the new Afghan leadership to ensure that the amnesty is implemented and “maintained across the country and throughout the country.” All of their ranks.
This week, the NGO Human Rights Watch released a report that it said had documented “the killing or disappearance of 47 former Afghan National Security Forces personnel who surrendered or were detained by Taliban forces between August 15 and October 31.”
“Victims are military, police, intelligence agents, and militias,” Human Rights Watch said.
For Washington and its allies, “reported cases must be investigated quickly and transparently, those responsible must be held accountable, and these actions must be clearly announced to act as an immediate deterrent to further deaths and disappearances.”
The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August, when the US-backed government in Kabul and the country’s military collapsed.
US officials met with Afghan authorities earlier this week and urged the Islamic movement to provide access to education for women and girls across the country.
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