Following the killing and wounding of 120 in recent attacks in Kabul, Amnesty International urged the Taliban to immediately step-up measures to protect Hazaras.
“The systematic attacks on the minority Hazara Shiite community in Afghanistan may amount to crimes against humanity and should be unequivocally condemned,”Amnesty International stated.
Zaman Sultani, Amnesty International’s South Asia Regional Researcher, said it is essential that as de-facto authorities the Taliban carry out an immediate, impartial and thorough investigation into the attacks, conducted in line with international law and standards.
“In the last year there have been multiple attacks on the minority community with little to no action,” Zaman Sultani said. “The Taliban are responsible to take all necessary measures for the protection of civilians in Afghanistan and they must immediately step-up measures to ensure protection to all civilians in the country.”
Amnesty International added that after the Taliban takeover, Hazaras have no effective representation within the Taliban’s security or governance structure.
The news comes as that 120 people killed and wounded in Kabul as a result of recent attacks.
IS-K claimed the responsibility for recent attacks.