Washington and their allies accuse the Taliban of “summary executions” of former police officers

Washington and their allies accuse the Taliban of & ldquo; summary executions & rsquo; 'ex-policemen

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The United States and its Western allies said they were “concerned” on Saturday by the “summary executions” of former members of the Afghan security forces by the Taliban regime, revealed by rights organizations human beings, and called for the rapid opening of investigations. & nbsp;

“We are deeply concerned by reports of summary executions and enforced disappearances of former members of the Afghan security forces, as documented by Human Rights Watch and others, ”say twenty countries, including Britain and Japan, as well as the European Union in a statement issued by the US State Department .

“We stress that the alleged actions constitute serious human rights violations and contravene the amnesty announced by the Taliban,” the group of allies said, calling on the new Afghan leadership to ensure that the amnesty is applied and “Maintained throughout the country and in all their ranks.”

This week, the NGO Human Rights Watch released a report which it said documents “killings or disappearances of 47 former members of the Afghan National Security Forces who surrendered or were detained by Taliban forces between August 15 and October 31. ”

“ The victims include military personnel, police, intelligence agents and militiamen, ”HRW said.

For Washington and its allies, “reported cases must be promptly and transparently investigated, those responsible must be held to account and these steps must be clearly announced to act as an immediate deterrent to further killings and disappearances.”

The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August, as the US-backed government in Kabul and the country's military collapsed.

US officials spoke with Afghan authorities earlier this week and urged the Islamist movement to provide access to education for women and girls across the country. The United States has also “expressed deep concern over allegations of human rights violations,” said a United States spokesperson.

In addition to the United States and the European Union, signatories of the release are Germany, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Japan, North Macedonia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, UK, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.

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