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Afghanistan’s Former Military Faces Deadly Trap: Committee Accuses Taliban Amid Global Concerns

Afghanistan’s Former Military Faces Deadly Trap: Committee Accuses Taliban Amid Global Concerns

A committee supporting members of the former Afghan government has issued a statement accusing the Taliban’s general amnesty as a trap to capture and kill former military personnel.

The committee condemns global bodies, including the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), for neglecting the “deplorable” condition of former military and civilian employees.

The statement calls for increased monitoring of Taliban prisons, especially their intelligence agency’s facilities, and demands the immediate release of former military members held captive.

“The international community, UNAMA, and human rights organizations have merely been spectators to the miserable plight of the former government’s security, defense, and civilian personnel, failing to take even the smallest practical step to support their fundamental rights,” the statement reads.

The committee has also responded to recent remarks by Vedant Patel, the U.S. State Department’s deputy spokesperson, criticizing the United States for discussing engagement with the Taliban despite the realities reflected in its latest report.

Moreover, the statement accuses Russia and Afghanistan’s neighboring countries of overlooking the Taliban’s “terrorist crimes” against the Afghan people by pursuing a policy of engagement and attempting to whitewash the group’s image.

Media reports have shed light on the horrific conditions in Taliban-run women’s prisons, where female detainees face torture, beatings, and even sexual assault under the guise of interrogation.

The Taliban has repeatedly been accused of detaining, torturing, and killing former military members.