The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has stated that more than 200 soldiers, law enforcement personnel, and former government officials in the country have been killed since the Taliban seized power, despite the issuance of a “general amnesty” for former adversaries.
The United Nations in Afghanistan has documented the Taliban committing at least 800 cases of human rights violations, according to the German news agency. According to a report issued by the United Nations, these violations occurred between August 2021 and June 2023.
The United Nations clarified that these violations include extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and ill-treatment, and enforced disappearances.
In response, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, stated: “Despite having received assurances that they would not be targeted, this constitutes a betrayal of people’s trust. I call on the actual authorities to carefully consider the findings of this report and fulfill their obligations under international human rights law by preventing further violations and holding perpetrators accountable.”
On the other hand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Taliban government, in response to UNAMA, stated that they have not received reports of any cases of non-compliance with the system, and investigations will be conducted into any incidents that have occurred.
Several Taliban leaders have confirmed since taking power that there is amnesty for former government and military officials on the orders of the movement’s supreme leader.