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UN expresses grave concern about torture by the Taliban

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expressed grave concern about credible accounts of Taliban subjecting detainees to ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture, as well as serious allegations that some detainees were killed. UNAMA’s preliminary findings derive from face-to-face interviews with 13 detainees freed from a Taliban-run detention facility in Uruzgan on 25 April 2019 in an Afghan National Army Special Forces operation. They provided consistent accounts of the poor detention conditions, credible claims of torture, as well as the murder of civilians and security personnel. Read the full statement

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