The Washington Examiner: The Taliban continue to embrace rule by terror. In addition to carrying out ruthless reprisal killings against former government personnel, the group is said to employ child soldiers and may have trained a brigade of suicide bombers. Numerous sources also suggest that the Taliban are creating a system of madrassas throughout Afghanistan.
DW: Poverty has run rampant in a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. So much so that an ever-increasing number of Afghan parents are being forced into trafficking their own children. Be it to childless couples, as brides or even as fighters for radical Islamic groups. Most of the affected children come from internally displaced families: forced to flee
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 14, 2021 The United Nations says the first four months of Taliban rule in Afghanistan have been marked by “credible allegations” of more than 100 extrajudicial killings, the denial of women’s rights, and the recruitment of boys to be soldiers. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on December
1TV: Afghanistan’s government should release children detained for alleged association with armed insurgent groups, Human Rights Watch has said. Hundreds of children are currently detained for alleged involvement with the Taliban, the extremist armed group Islamic State-Khorasan Province (also known as IS-KP), or other armed groups, and are often tortured in facilities run by government
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 26, 2020 The U.S. State Department has added Afghanistan to a list of nations doing little to stop human trafficking, saying Kabul has failed to properly address child sexual slavery and the recruitment of child soldiers. In its annual Trafficking In Persons Report released on June 25, the department included Afghanistan in
1TV: A 13-year-old child suicide bomber who was forced to carry out a suicide attack by the Taliban militants surrendered himself to the police in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province. The child, identified as Syed Mukhtar, threw his suicide vest into river before surrendering himself, a spokesman for provincial police said. Click here to read more
BBC News: In a dusty courtyard, behind a tall mesh fence, a group of teenagers are playing a frenetic game of football, while others stand around watching from the sidelines. These are some of Afghanistan’s most vulnerable and most troubled children. Inmates of Kabul’s Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre. The centre generally holds approximately 300 inmates, aged