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The Taliban’s reaction to Afghanistan’s protests is becoming more and more violent, the UN says

File photo: Taliban troops are trying to stop protesters on September 7, 2021, near the Pakistani embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, shouting slogans during an anti-Pakistan protest.Reuters / stringers

September 10, 2021

Geneva (Reuters) -Friday’s UN Rights Agency said the Taliban’s response to the peaceful march in Afghanistan was increasingly violent, with authorities using live ammunition, batons and whips to kill at least four protesters. Said.

Women-led protests and demonstrations pose a challenge to the new Islamic Taliban government, which is trying to strengthen its control after occupying the capital Kabul almost a month ago.

“Unfortunately, we saw a serious reaction from the Taliban,” UN rights spokesman Ravina Shamdasani said in a briefing in Geneva, saying the UN recorded the deaths of four protesters in the shooting. Stated.

However, she said some or all could have resulted from efforts to disperse the protesters with a shot.

She also added that the United Nations received reports of home-to-home searches of those who participated in the protest. Journalists reporting the protests have also been threatened.

“In one case, when a journalist was kicked, he was reported to have been told,’You were lucky and couldn’t bow,'” Shamdasani said. “Really, there were many threats of journalists just trying to do their job.”

(Report by Emma Farge; edited by Douglas Busvine and Kevin Liffey)



The Taliban’s reaction to Afghanistan’s protests is becoming more and more violent, the UN says

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