AFGHANISTAN

Family Members: Taliban Militants Severely Torture Shaiq, a Former Commander Taken to Custody 20 Days Ago

Kabul – The family members of Shaiq, former Commander of Officers in Police Command of Takhar province have reported that Taliban militants arrested him twenty days ago and have severely tortured him in the custody. But local Taliban have not provided any detail concerning the case.

Meanwhile, the media outlets report that they have evidence that Taliban regime has some religious scholars to issue decrees in accordance with Islamic law so that they can punish Afghanistan’s former security forces and government employees.

Moreover, former Interior Minister, Massoud Andarabi has claimed that hundreds of ex-security forces have been killed, tortured, and detained by Taliban rebels since the collapse of the government to Taliban’s control.

In attestation of Andarabi’s claims, the United Nations has also expressed concerns over the killing and torture of hundreds of former government security employees.

On the very first day of the takeover, the Taliban seniors announced general amnesty. Despite this announcement, hundreds of murder, target killings, mysterious killings, and revenge cases were being reported on a daily basis from different parts of the country. In most criminal cases, Taliban soldiers have been involved. Recently, as the result of the remarks made by Haqqani, the Acting Interior Minister that the general amnesty is more religious not political, the mysterious killings, filed trials, murders, and shooting the formers security forces member have drastically increased. The cases are being reported to concerned security departments, but no practical action by the Taliban is take so far.

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Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily

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