The Islamic Emirate denied claims made by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan’s recent report about the situation of human rights in Afghanistan and called out the report for lacking the ground facts.
Speaking to TOLOnews, the spokesperson of the Afghan caretaker government, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that UNAMA has never assessed the ground facts in Afghanistan, and he addex that the UN Afghanistan mission has been concentrated on inferior and less-important issues in the country.
“UNAMA has always published propaganda, UNAMA has always misused its position other than recognizing its duty and resolving problems in Afghanistan. The reports they published are not in line with the facts on the ground in Afghanistan,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
UNAMA has expressed its deep concern over the situation of human rights in Afghanistan in its recent report of the last three months, July to September 2023.
In the report, UNAMA voiced its concern about the following issues.
“Limitations against women and girls, treatment of former government’s officials and former members of security forces, treatment of detainees, corporal punishment and death penalty, limitations on Ashura celebration, indiscriminate detention and imprisonment of human rights defenders and media workers…” read part of the UNAMA report.
“I am not speaking on behalf of UNAMA, as an Afghan, I have the right to say that the Islamic Emirate should be recognized as soon as possible and such reports will harm the process of recognition,” said Zakiullah Muhammadi, a university lecturer.
“UNAMA’s recent report on human rights situation in Afghanistan is quite important and I ask the officials [government officials] not to deny it and seek resolving problems instead,” said Tariq Farhadi, a political analyst.
In on of its previous reports, UNAMA also claimed to have recorded “800 cases of extrajudicial killings and torture, ill-treatment, indiscriminate detention and disappearances," claims which have been denied by the Islamic Emirate.