They emphasize that the report is “incorrect and inaccurate” and that it is based on “false” information
July 21 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Taliban have branded this Thursday as “propaganda” the report published by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on human rights violations since they came to power in August 2021 as a result of the country’s flight from the then President Ashraf Ghani.
“The UNAMA report is not true, it is propaganda,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement posted on his Twitter account.
Thus, he has stated that the document is based on “false” information and has added that the report is “incorrect and inaccurate.” “Unfortunately, it’s mostly propaganda,” she stressed.
“The truth is that the Islamic Emirate has announced a general amnesty and that under its umbrella, tens of thousands of soldiers, politicians and intelligence employees of the former administration have a peaceful and comfortable life, without threats against them,” he said. argued.
In this sense, Muyahid has emphasized that “if someone commits arbitrary killings or arrests, he is considered a criminal and will face the ‘sharia'”, before stressing that “the rights of all citizens, men and women, they are protected, without anyone having the right to trample on them”.
“The courts are active and solve the problems of the people in all areas,” Mujahid said, adding that there are no “threats” against media workers. “They have been asked to broadcast within the framework of Islamic principles,” she clarified.
“If some media have closed their offices or some journalists have abandoned their posts, it is because after the end of the occupation their financial resources have been cut (…), which is not the responsibility of the Islamic Emirate,” he stressed.
The UNAMA report details that since August 2021 there have been more than 2,100 victims –700 dead and 1,406 injured–, as well as human rights violations, including extrajudicial executions, torture, ill-treatment, arrests and detentions, while women and girls have also seen their fundamental rights affected.
“It is high time that all Afghans can live in peace and rebuild their lives after 20 years of armed conflict,” said the UN Secretary-General’s special representative for Afghanistan, Markus Potzel.
On the other hand, UNAMA highlighted the fact that since the rise of the Taliban to power, decisions have been made aimed at “the protection and promotion of Human Rights”, although it also lamented that they are “responsible for a wide range of Human Rights violations. Humans”.