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Former Military Personnel in Dire Situation: Afghanistan Human Rights Commission

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Nizamuddin Rezahi
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Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHR) in an announcement has called for immediate attention to the situation of former Afghan military personnel, adding some governments in the region deploy these soldiers in regional wars.

The Human Rights Commission in a fresh announcement on Sunday said unlawful detainment, tortures, and extra-judicial killings of the former government’s army personnel have increased in Afghanistan.

As per the announcement, some of these military officials who have moved to the neighboring countries earlier including Iran and Pakistan, with their visas expired, are now forced to live illegally in those countries.

Based on existing evidence, AIHR emphasizes that “some countries in the region use former Afghan soldiers as a combat force in regional wars”

AIHR points out at dire situation of the former military officials and their family members, most of whom are poor and helpless, have fallen into the trap of criminal groups and suffer terrible stories – and an uncertain future awaits them.

As per the findings of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, the Islamic Emirate officials are accused of mistreating former Afghan military personnel, in some cases, the extreme tortures have ended in deaths.  

The AIHRC calls on all those governments who fought in Afghanistan to fight terrorism and recently irresponsibly left their allies alone to be accountable for their decisions and the painful fate of their Afghan allies.

Since the return of the Taliban to power, the human rights situation in the country has been dire. Under a heavy atmosphere of surveillance and censorship, systematic violations of human rights across the country have been reported by authoritative human rights bodies and civil society actors.

The general amnesty announced by the Taliban was never held, and hundreds of former military personnel have been subject to torture, unlawful detainment, and extra-judicial killings throughout Afghanistan.

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