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US annual report cites tens of human rights violation in Afghanistan

(Last Updated On: April 14, 2016)

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The annual report, which is mandated by U.S. Congress, is actually 194 individual country reports on human rights practices, which are researched and written to provide what the State Department says is “the most comprehensive record available of the condition of human rights around the world.”

The report singles out tens of human rights violation in Afghanistan in the year 2015.

The new U.S. State Department report says Afghanistan’s most pressing human rights problems stem from “widespread violence,” including indiscriminate attacks on civilians by armed insurgent groups and “torture and abuse of detainees by government forces.”

The 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released on April 13, also criticized “widespread disregard for the rule of law and little accountability for those who committed human rights abuses” in Afghanistan.

“The [Afghan] government did not consistently or effectively prosecute abuses by officials, including security forces,” the report said.

The report also said that women and girls in Afghanistan last year were subjected to “targeted violence” and “endemic societal discrimination.”

Women who were “accused of so-called moral crimes” also faced “arbitrary arrest and detention,” it said.

However, Afghanistan Presidential Palace not agree with some findings of this report.

“There has been a dramatic reduction in case of human rights violation and the government is committed to the rule of law,” Dawa Khan Mina Pal, President’s deputy spokesman said.

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