World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

UF must ensure abuses of the past are not repeated

Afghanistan: United Front must ensure abuses of the past are not repeated


* News Release Issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty International *

9 November 2001 ASA 11/030/2001 198/01

In light of statements by the United Front that they have taken Mazar-e Sharif, Amnesty International calls on its forces to ensure respect for international humanitarian law and international human rights standards, in particular to refrain from reprisal killings and other serious abuses.

Amnesty International calls on those who have supplied arms, training and other support to take all possible steps to ensure strict respect for human rights.

Amnesty International calls on the international community to ensure that the situation is carefully monitored.

In previous battles for control of the strategic town of Mazar-e Sharif, both the Taleban forces and those opposed to them have been responsible for grave abuses including indiscriminate killings of civilians and ethnically targeted killings.

*****************

You may repost this message onto other sources provided the main text is not altered in any way and both the header crediting Amnesty International and this footer remain intact.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

The Gili Islands: A Community Earthquake Recovery Effort

Joseph Cederwall travelled to the Gili Islands in October 2018 to talk to locals about their experiences of the event and witness the impact and the rebuild efforts on this unique ecotourism destination. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Ongoing Carnage In Gaza

The past month has devoted a lot of space to the best music and films of 2018, and far less to the past year’s human rights violations. The under-reporting on the ongoing carnage in Gaza has been a case in point. More>>

ALSO:

New Report: Refugees In PNG Being Pushed To The Brink
Refugee Council of Australia and Amnesty International paint a stark picture of a traumatised refugee population hit hard by Australia's recent healthcare and counselling service cuts, as well as continued threats to their safety. More>>

ALSO:

Deal On Paris Implementation: Rapid Action Urged At Climate Change Conference

Following a year of devastating climate disasters around the globe, from California to Kerala, and Tonga to Japan, the annual UN Climate Change Conference opens with the goal of finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. More>>

ALSO: