UN says Taliban broke promises

The UN official said the Taliban did not keep their promises to guarantee women’s rights and did not take revenge on people of the former Afghan government.

“Contrary to its pledge that the Taliban will uphold women’s rights, over the past three weeks, women have been gradually excluded from public places,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on September 13, expressing concern. concerns about the rights of women in Afghanistan under the Taliban government.

Ms Bachelet added that she had received information that in some places Afghan girls over the age of 12 were banned from school, while women were asked to stay at home, reminiscent of the Taliban’s draconian rule in the fifth period. 1996 – 2001.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet during a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 13.  Photo: Reuters.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet during a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 13. Photo: Reuters.

The UN official also pointed to accusations that the Taliban failed to keep their promises to pardon former officials and security personnel with ties to the former government and did not search door-to-door.

Ms. Bachelet said the United Nations has received a lot of information that people who used to work for US companies and security forces have had their homes searched, while some UN employees have also been attacked and threatened. .

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called for a mechanism to monitor the rights of the Afghan people. “I reiterate my call on the Human Rights Council to take decisive and tough action, commensurate with the magnitude of this crisis,” she said.

After taking control of the country, the Taliban announced a general amnesty for all Afghan government officials and urged them to return to work. The force also vowed to ensure women’s rights within the framework of Sharia law.

Ngoc Anh (Follow Reuters)

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