In a new investigation, Amnesty International has said that Taliban fighters were responsible over Hazara men massacre.
The massacre took place between 4-6 July in the village of Mundarakht, Malistan district.
Six of the men were shot and three were tortured to death. One of them was strangled with his own scarf and had his arm muscles sliced off.
Amnesty International interviewed eyewitnesses and reviewed photographic evidence in the aftermath of the killings in the village of Mundarakht.
According to the report, the brutal killings likely represent a tiny fraction of the total death toll inflicted by the Taliban to date.
Thus, the investigatory report pointed out that the group have cut mobile phone service in many of the areas they have recently captured. Thus, they control the photographs and videos shared from these regions.
Amnesty Calls for Emergency Resolution
Agnes Callamard, secretary-general of Amnesty International, said the “cold-blooded brutality of these killings is a reminder of the Taliban’s past record, and a horrifying indicator of what Taliban rule may bring”.
“These targeted killings are proof that ethnic and religious minorities remain at particular risk under Taliban rule in Afghanistan,” Callamard said.
Amnesty urged the UN Security Council to adopt an emergency resolution demanding that the Taliban respect international human rights law.
Moreover, it called on the UN Human Rights Council to launch “a robust investigative mechanism to document, collect and preserve evidence of ongoing crimes and human rights abuses”.
The Taliban has claimed victory after taking over the capital of Kabul last weekend.
Fighters have seized the presidential palace and the government has collapsed.
Moreover, President Ashraf Ghani fled abroad.
This came a few days after foreign forces started withdrawing from the country.
The US military started preparing its withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 2021. A deadline set by US President Joe Biden to end America’s longest war.
Kabul has earlier urged all European countries in early July to halt forced deportations for the next three months.
However, the renewed violence foiled any hope to restore calm in the country.