Asylum seekers whose Europe rejected their application would be accepted back in Afghanistan, said the Taliban government.
However, the returned asylum seekers would then face court, said the Taliban’s spokesperson on Monday.
Austria’s government, which the conservative party leads, has dealt strictly with Afghani asylum seekers and migrants within the EU.
Austria’s asylum obligations
At first, the Minister of Interior in Austria said the country should continue deporting arriving asylum seekers back to Afghanistan for the longest period possible.
Minister Karl Nehammer has eventually acknowledged that these actions are no longer an option.
However, he said neighboring countries should set up “deportation centers” to take refugees in.
According to the Kronen Zeitung newspaper, the Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the government would accept those deportees.
The newspaper asked Zabihullah if the Taliban would take in rejected Afghan asylum seekers from Germany or Austria.
“Yes, they would face the court, which then has to decide how to proceed with them,” Zabihullah told the newspaper.
Moreover, whose asylum claims Europe had rejected for committing crimes in European countries.
Zabihullah didn’t give specific details on why they would bring them to a court or what judgment they might face.
He also asserted his government’s vow to respect women’s rights within the rules of Islamic law, or “Sharia law.”
“We will secure all rights entitled to women under Sharia,” Zabihullah said.
“We will grant women Islamic rights, enable education, and create conditions for work.”
“The government is in the process of putting all that in place,” he added.