The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF) releasing a statement welcomed recent report by Human Rights Watch and the UN Special Rapporteur on Afghanistan, but emphasized that the calamity requires a thorough investigation to shed more light on the depth of this humanitarian tragedy.
“The National Resistance Front urges the UN Security Council to investigate the detention, torture, and killing of civilians, forcibly relocating of people from Khost and Andarab in Baghlan, and beheading of prisoners of war and civilians in Panjshir and Andarab, that the Taliban, contradictory to all Islamic and human rights values, is perpetrating,” the statement added. “We call on the international community, human rights organisations and the Special Rapporteur on human rights to send a fact-finding mission to the affected areas to investigate the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Taliban so that the perpetrators could be dealt with accordingly.”
The news comes as Human Rights Watch in a report said that Taliban fighters in Panjshir province have unlawfully detained and tortured residents accused of association with the National Resistance Front (NRF).
The organization added that Taliban resorted to killing of their opponents in other provinces, too.
“Since mid-May 2022, fighting has escalated in the province as National Resistance Front (NRF) forces have attacked Taliban units and checkpoints. The Taliban have responded by deploying to the province thousands of fighters, who have carried out search operations targeting communities they allege are supporting the NRF.” HRW said in this report.