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Afghanistan: UN Urges Taliban to Respect Human Rights

On the occasion of today’s commemoration of International Human Rights Daythe UN urged the Taliban to respect the human rights in Afghanistanespecially after the successive attacks on women and their freedoms.

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“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and those who assume the government have an immense responsibility as (its) guarantors”said the UN special representative in Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, in a statement.

Thus, the UN called for the reversal of some measures taken by the Taliban since they came to power in August 2021, especially those that reduce women’s freedoms, by limiting their movement or the possibility of working, or those that exclude them from the secondary education or forces them to cover themselves completely.

in afghanistan “There has been a marked deterioration in the enjoyment by the population of their human rights and fundamental freedoms, something for which the de facto authorities are responsible”he pointed out, recalling that this country is one of the signatories of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The UN stressed in the note that the Taliban have repressed numerous protests or restricted the freedom of the media, in addition to undertaking extrajudicial executions, torture or the arrest of journalists, protesters and activists.

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Among the latest cases related to these human rights violations is the arrest a month ago of five women’s rights activists without the charges being known, or the public execution this week of a convicted murderer.

“The UN strongly opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances and calls on the de facto authorities to establish an immediate moratorium on executions, with a view to abolishing the death penalty. The use of the death penalty cannot be reconciled with full respect for the right to life.” stressed.

Is “serious human rights situation also occurs in a context of economic, social and humanitarian turmoil”Therefore, women are exposed to a greater risk of “marginalization and vulnerability to be exploited”.

The representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Afghanistan, Fiona Frazer, recalled that if the Taliban wish to fulfill their promise of a country “peaceful and stable, they must invest in the fundamental elements that sustain a cohesive society”: human dignity and human rights.

Source: Elcomercio

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