U.N. Resolution Condemns Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan
The United Nations Human Rights Commission adopted a resolution condemning "widespread" human rights violations in Afghanistan Friday.
The resolution was adopted by consensus and particularly stressed the abuse of women and girls by the fundamentalist Taliban regime. The commission urged warring Afghan factions to end all human rights violations "without delay" and to repeal all discriminatory legislation.
The resolution also denounced attacks on U.N. personnel, Iranian diplomats, and journalists that took place in Taliban-controlled areas and urged the Taliban to cooperate in investigations of these crimes and to identify and punish those responsible for the attacks.
Finally, the Commission urged all to take steps to protect Afghan civilians and children.
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