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IHRC Highly Concerned of Increased Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan

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(Last Updated On: December 5, 2017)

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission is highly concerned regarding the continuation of increased human rights violations in the country, said Dr. Sima Samar, the Chief of IHRC addressing a conference on International Day of Human Rights in Kabul.

She further urged all parts of the conflicts or the warring parties to consider human rights laws and care about the lives of civilian during the conflicts.

“The level of civilian casualties have been increased unfortunately during the past year, either by the armed opposition groups or by Afghan national force and their international partners,” she added about civilian casualties.

The United Nations is also seeking an end to the humanitarian crimes and prosecution of human rights violators. It further insists on more efforts to be done by the Afghan government.

“I praise Afghan government of volunteer commitments to the member nations of Human Rights Council. The UN is looking for the implementation of these commitments in order to have the human rights full filled and the protection process promoted,” Said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Special Representative in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Wais Ahmad Barmak, the Minister of Interior, acknowledges that the capacity of Afghan police forces is lower for providing justice and noted that the police forces are sometimes involved in violation of laws and regulation in some cases.

He promised to bring more reforms within the Ministry of Interior and among the ranks of Afghan police forces.

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Former district police chief in Ghor gunned down

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(Last Updated On: January 25, 2022)

Habib-u-Rahman Malikzada, former police chief of Tiora district of Ghor province was gun downed by unknown assailants in western Herat province on Tuesday, relatives of the deceased said.

According to his relatives, Malikzada was shot close to the entrance of his house in PD1 of Herat city on Tuesday morning.

Sabir Herawi, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) Intelligence, has confirmed the incident, stating that the culprits fled the area after attacking Malikzada.

So far, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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IEA delegation meets with Western officials in Norway

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(Last Updated On: January 25, 2022)

A 15-member delegation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) met Monday in the Norwegian capital Oslo with special representatives from Western countries to discuss the situation amid the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

The IEA delegation, led by Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, is in Norway for three days. Monday was their second day of meetings where they met with representatives from the US, UK, Norway, Germany, Italy, Qatar, France, and the European Union.

The meeting focused on discussions on the economy, humanitarian aid, security, central bank operations, health, and other relevant issues, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, a spokesman for the foreign ministry tweeted.

Discussions are still in progress, he added.

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UN asks IEA to probe issue of missing Afghan women

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(Last Updated On: January 25, 2022)

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has called on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) to ensure the release of women activists who have been “reportedly abducted from their homes” since last Wednesday in Kabul.

Deborah Lyons, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, met with Sirajuddin Haqqani, the IEA’s interior minister, on Monday, urging “the Taliban (IEA) leadership to probe [the] issue and secure the liberty of the missing Afghan women activists who were reportedly abducted from their homes last week,” UNAMA said in a tweet.

Tamana Zaryab Paryani, her three sisters, and Parwana Ibrahimkhel, who had participated in recent anti-IEA protests in Kabul, were arrested from their homes last Wednesday, according to family members and eyewitnesses.

However, the IEA’s Interior Ministry said in a series of tweets that during the meeting Lyons thanked the Minister of the Interior for providing security for UN staff in Afghanistan. The interior ministry stated that they reassured the UN that its offices and staff would be secure.

The IEA also stated that Lyons noted the international community realizes it must work with Afghans to eliminate poverty.”

IEA spokesmen in Kabul and Doha have meanwhile repeatedly denied any involvement in the disappearance of the women activists.

The detention of these women activists was also discussed at a meeting of civil society activists with the IEA in Norway this week, but the whereabouts of the women is not clear.

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