Radio Free Afghanistan February 28, 2021 The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says that a Taliban commander killed three family members of a slain journalist in the central province of Ghor. Journalist Bismillah Adel Aimaq, the editor-in-chief of a private radio station in Ghor Province, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on January 1.
Ariana: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) reported Tuesday as many as 2,019 children have been killed or injured in the conflict in 2020. This comes as UNAMA in its latest report said Tuesday that civilian casualties have increased following the start of peace talks in September 2020. Click here to read more (external link).
By Radio Free Afghanistan February 15, 2021 The United Nations said at least 65 journalists and human rights activists have been killed in Afghanistan in the past three years in a series of targeted killings. The UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan said in a report released on February 15 that the number includes 32 human rights defenders and
Al Jazeera: They are Australia’s elite special forces. For more than 10 years, they were on the front lines of the war in Afghanistan. But explosive revelations expose a series of killings by some of these highly trained soldiers. In this revealing programme, a special forces operative who was on these covert missions speaks out
Lisa Schlein VOA News February 6, 2021 GENEVA – A report by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights finds torture, which is prohibited under international law, is widely practiced in Afghan prisons. The report covers the period from January 2019 through March 2020. The
Ariana: Allegations by detainees of torture in Afghan detention facilities continue at high rates with the procedural rights of those detained largely ignored, UNAMA stated in its latest bi-annual ‘Torture Report’ released on Wednesday. UNAMA stated that torture and ill-treatment, prohibited under both Afghan and international law, persist in the facilities of government agencies in
Tolo News: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday said it will assess reports of civilian deaths in clashes in the Behsud district in Maidan Wardak province that erupted during a protest in the district on Friday. The Ministry of Interior Affairs said the fighting erupted after armed men loyal to a local
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 27, 2021 KABUL — The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says killings of civilians in the country’s conflict rose to nearly 3,000 last year despite the launch of intra-Afghan peace talks in Qatar. The AIHRC said in its annual report, published on January 27, that there were 8,500 civilian casualties in
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 27, 2021 The Biden administration will review U.S. sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) officials imposed over investigations into U.S forces in Afghanistan, a State Department spokesman said on January 26. The Trump administration last year authorized economic sanctions and travel restrictions against employees of the ICC who were directly
By Radio Mashaal January 17, 2021 Pakistani security forces have detained and forcibly expelled a prominent ethnic Pashtun rights activist, Sanna Ejaz, from the restive province of Balochistan. Ejaz is a leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), a civil rights movement that has come under a growing government crackdown. Video footage uploaded on social media