Afghanistan: Amnesty International denounces war crimes against civilians


According to a report by the human rights organization released today, Wednesday, The Taliban, the US military and the Afghan security forces are responsible for attacks that have caused great suffering to civilians. before the collapse of the government and the return of power by the Islamists.

The text documents cases of torture, extrajudicial executions and killings by Taliban members in the final stages of the armed conflict in Afghanistan, as well as civilian casualties during a series of ground and air operations by former security and defense forces. forces.

THE Anies Kalamar, Amnesty International’s secretary general, calls on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate all war crimes committed.

According to the United Nations In the first months of 2021, 1,659 civilians were killed and another 3,524 were injured, a number that increased by almost 50% compared to the previous year.

The Taliban are said to have tortured and killed members of ethnic and religious minorities and members of the Afghan security forces as they occupied one city after another.

The victims complained of atrocities by Islamist militants in two areas of Punjab province and in Spin Boldak, Kandahar province.

The Amnesty report also refers to four US and Afghan Air Force airstrikes in recent years that have killed a total of at least 28 civilians and injured at least six others.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ, dpa  

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