UN Reports Continued Afghan Human Rights Violations by Taliban

Voice of America News reports: “The United Nations says Taliban authorities in Afghanistan continue to arbitrarily arrest and detain individuals suspected of being opposition forces and journalists, in addition to increasing restrictions on women’s access to work and education.

The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA, has documented the alleged human rights violations in a new report published Monday covering developments in May and June.

Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid swiftly rejected the findings, claiming they are based on ‘false information’ being propagated by loyalists of the former Afghan government.

The UNAMA report recorded instances where the Taliban enforced previously announced limitations on women’s freedom of movement and searches for employment…”

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