, Dec 5 () –
The Taliban have denied an accusation made by more than twenty countries about extrajudicial executions of former members of the Afghan security forces as unfounded or, in the worst case, based on isolated or clandestine acts.
“People must speak responsibly on international platforms and cite evidence, without making claims based on rumors and propaganda,” said Deputy Taliban spokesman Inamulá Samangani in statements to the Afghan network Tolo News.
For the signatories of the accusation, the cases included in the report, published this week by Human Rights Watch (HRW), “constitute serious violations of Human Rights” and “contradict” the supposed amnesty promised by the Taliban when they seized him. power in mid-August.
“We urge the Taliban to effectively apply the amnesty to former members of the Afghan security forces and former government officials to ensure that it is enforced throughout the country and by all,” said this group of countries, in the which are also the European Union, France, Germany, Canada, Japan or the Netherlands.
For his part, the spokesman for the Taliban Interior Ministry, Qari Sayed Josti, has recognized cases of assassinations of former members of the security forces of the overthrown government “but due to rivalries or personal enmities”.
“If you have documents and evidence, let them show us,” added the Taliban spokesman before defending the absolute validity of the amnesty issued by the Taliban leadership.
In fact, and according to the spokesman, many of these former members of the security forces “now live peacefully in the country” despite having “killed hundreds of fighters (Taliban) and civilians” during the last two decades of war.