Wednesday, May 18

UN: Serious human rights violations in Afghanistan – News (Echo)

Taliban members look out over Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.

Listen: Afghanistan

  • A UN report describes serious human rights violations in Afghanistan. These include women’s rights and the right to protest, several news agencies report.

  • According to the report, the Taliban have executed more than 100 people who either have links to the country’s previous government, or who worked with international forces.

  • The situation for many people in Afghanistan has worsened since the Taliban took power in mid-August, leading many Western nations to suspend aid to the country.

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