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UN Calls on Interim Afghan Government to Respect Human Rights and Freedoms


On the occasion of the Universal Human Rights Declaration day, the United Nations in Afghanistan calls on the government’s de facto authorities to respect human rights and freedoms.

Every year, December 10 marks the Universal Declaration of Human Rights day. The Declaration consists of 30 articles that set out a broad range of fundamental human rights and freedom to which all human beings worldwide are entitled. It guarantees people’s rights regardless of nationality, place of residence, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, language, or any other status.

The statement came after the UN and the international community witnessed a violation of fundamental human rights on certain occasions in the recent past in Afghanistan. These cases included the abduction of social activists and journalists, public execution, flogging, stoning, and threatening religious minorities.

Moreover, the de facto regime of Afghanistan has barred women to work in government organizations and participate in public areas. Similarly, girls above grade six are not allowed to go to school to get a formal education, for which the current regime officials received massive criticism from the international community.

Meanwhile, the current regime bearing the responsibility to ensure the safety of all people, has recently, introduced a rather strict version of Islamic laws, which includes public execution, lashing and stoning. In two separate cases, a man was publicly executed in front of a huge crowd in Farah, and 27 convicted Afghan men and women were flogged in public in northern Parwan province last week.

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and those who assume to govern have an immense responsibility as duty-bearers to each and every man, woman and child,” said Roza Otunbayeva, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan.



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