UNHRC Rapporteur to investigate HRs violations

KABUL (Tolo News): Richard Bennett, the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for Afghanistan, said that in his visit to Afghanistan he will investigate human rights violations. In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews, Richard Bennett said he would closely examine allegations of torture, disappearances, killings of former government employees and detentions in Afghanistan and would share his findings with the United Nations.
Mr. Bennett said that he will focus on women’s rights, freedom of expression, minorities and the study of violence in May 2022. “I will be certainly monitoring and want to receive information and I will be seeking information on these alleged violations, this is a really important part of my mandate. I want to be accessible,” he said.
The UN Special Rapporteur urged the Islamic Emirate to abide by international treaties, because, according to him, these commitments are also in the interest of the Afghan government. In the interview, Bennett also expressed his concerns about the closing of girls’ schools above the sixth grade in Afghanistan.