More than 100 former Afghan security forces in four provinces have been killed or disappeared by the Taliban in the first 2-1 / 2 months of military rule, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. The deaths are part of a series of killings and short-lived killings, widely regarded as revenge killings, which have been rampant throughout Afghanistan since the fall of Ashraf Ghani’s government in August. The attack underscores the danger that Taliban critics, activists, and members of the former state security forces may face despite the Taliban’s declaration of regular forgiveness for former government officials and military officials.
In a report released Tuesday, Human Rights Watch elaborated on the assassination and forced disappearance of 47 members of the former Taliban security forces who had surrendered or were detained between August 15 and 31 October in four of the country’s 34 provinces. : Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar and Kunduz.
The group’s research indicates that the Taliban were responsible for the deaths or disappearances of at least 53 former members of the security forces in the same provinces. “The promised amnesty of the Taliban leadership has not prevented local authorities from killing or disappearing former members of the Afghan security forces,” said Patricia Gossman, director of the Asian organization Human Rights lings. it jeopardizes the new government and the fact that Taliban leaders were “in favor” of these atrocities.
A Taliban spokesman said it was possible that some militants had taken the law into their own hands to fix old points, but said genocide and disappearance were not Taliban’s policy. Spokesman Inamullah Samangani said the government was “investigating” more into the incident. “We are fully committed to the amnesty we have announced,” said Samanga. “We don’t have a security plan yet, and some people are taking advantage of this opportunity.” “Killing revenge does not help our government.”