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Taliban patrol in Kandahar, August 19, 2021 | Photo: EFE / EPA / STRINGER
Amnesty International (AI) reported on Friday that Taliban fighters last month “massacred” men belonging to the Hazara ethnic minority in Ghazni province in central Afghanistan.
The humanitarian organization said in a statement that it had investigated the case, and that testimonies from people in the region point to the murders of nine men, which took place between July 4 and 6, “In the village of Mundarakht, in the district of Malistan”.
According to the NGO, six victims died from gunshot wounds, while three did not resist the torture to which they were subjected.
“The brutality and coolness of these killings is reminiscent of the Taliban’s record and is a startling indicator of what could happen in a Taliban government,” said Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International.
“These targeted assassinations are proof that ethnic and religious minorities remain particularly threatened under the Taliban government in Afghanistan,” the statement added.
The organization said the brutals disclosed by the organization could represent “a tiny fraction” of the total caused by the insurgents until Sunday, when they succeeded in taking control of Kabul, hence coming to power in the Asian country.
In addition, AI pointed out that in many areas that have been taken over by the rebel group, mobile phone service has been cut off and photographs and videos broadcast in the area have started to be handled by the group.
Amnesty International therefore urged the UN Security Council to adopt an “emergency resolution” demanding that the Taliban guarantee the safety of all Afghan people, regardless of their ethnicity and nationality. religious beliefs.