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UN Rapporteur Visiting Afghanistan for First Time

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KABUL: After August Collapse AT News KABUL: The UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, is reportedly scheduled to visit Afghanistan from May 15 to May 26, a a UN statement said.

“Bennett said he would engage with the de facto authorities and a broad range of stakeholders to assess the situation of human rights, including with regard to the implementation of obligations under international human rights instruments ratified by Afghanistan, and to offer assistance to address and prevent violations and abuses,” the statement said.

Based on some reports, Bennett will visit Afghan provinces as well.“Unarmed people are being tortured, killed and mistreated. Mr. Bennett can provide a neutral report which can cover all cases,” said Walif Frozan, an international relations analyst.

“The special rapporteur will tell the Taliban leader that if the Taliban government wants to be part of the international community, there is no possibility to ignore human rights,” said Sayed Javad Sijadi, a university instructor.Bennet was appointed Special Rapporteur by the UN Human Rights Council on April 1, 2022. He officially assumed his duties on May 1, 2022.

The UN and other human rights Watchdogs have so far published many reports in which they voiced concerns over the violation of human rights in Afghanistan.But the Islamic Emirate denied the reports.

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