Panjshir Resident Dies After Taliban Members Torture Him, Allege Locals

Saturday, 08/20/2022

Sources from Panjshir province alleged that a man died when he was being tortured by Taliban members on Friday.

Taliban members detained this civilian on Wednesday in Peshghor village of Hesa-e-Awal district, on allegations of fostering ties with the National Resistance Front.

According to the local residents, the man was the father of seven children and was a tribal elder in the Peshghor village.

In the past few months, watchdog groups such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Afghanistan Affairs, have repeatedly reported that the Taliban members have killed, arrested, and tortured civilians in Panjshir.

While these watchdog groups have called for an independent investigation of human rights violations by the Taliban in Panjshir, the Taliban have not yet given permission to human rights organisations and independent media organisations to visit the province.

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