Taliban captives in Afghanistan subjected to abuse: UN

Taliban captives in Afghanistan subjected to abuse: UN

The UN says Taliban captives in Afghanistan have beensubjected to abuse, ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture.

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan says it interviewed13 detainees from a group of 53 recently rescued from the Taliban. They weremainly members of the Afghan forces but also civilians and government officialscaptured by the Taliban.

The group was freed on April 25 when Afghan troops raided aTaliban-run detention facility in the Khas Uruzgan district in southern Uruzganprovince.

The UNAMA statement, released on Sunday, says most of thecaptives were held since 2018, with three since 2016. It says they were kept inpoor conditions and subjected to forced labor. The statement cites the detaineesas saying that the Taliban killed some of their captives.

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