Amu 8pm News

Amu 8pm News 25 October 2023

Afghanistan is confronting a multifaceted array of human rights challenges, necessitating immediate redress, according to the United Nations’ special rapporteur for human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett.

Bennett highlighted a grim outlook for the country’s human rights landscape, given the Taliban’s repressive policies and practices, a pervasive culture of impunity, an ongoing humanitarian and economic crisis, recent devastating earthquakes, and the looming prospect of massive involuntary returns. He said urgent action is imperative to mitigate further suffering and potential instability not only in Afghanistan but also in the surrounding region.