US Chargé d’Affaires Announced Support for Human Rights Defenders, Journalists in Afghanistan

US Chargé d’Affaires, Ross Wilson has announced strong support for the human rights defenders and journalists in Afghanistan.

“We applaud the blunt and compelling report by UNAMA on the targeted killing of human rights defenders and journalists. We support its call for the Taliban to investigate, condemn, and prohibit targeted civilian killings such as these,” Mr. Wilson said.

In line with UNAMA’s recommendations, Mr. Wilson called on the government to strengthen protections for these citizens, prosecute attacks transparently and end impunity for murderers.

“We unite with others in condemning increased attacks on those advancing human rights and freedom of speech in Afghanistan,” he added.

the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in it’s new report released on Monday said that the killing of human rights defenders and media professionals has generated a climate of fear among the population in Afghanistan.

UNAMA in its report analyses data and trends connected to the killings from 1 January 2018 to 31 January 2021.
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It traces the changing patterns of attacks on these key sectors of civil society and provides recommendations.

According to the report, no fewer than 11 human rights defenders and media workers were killed in targeted attacks in Afghanistan from the 12 September 2020 start of peace negotiations through to 31 January 2021.

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