Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
Afghanistan’s Taliban government has executed former soldiers who fought against them, it has emerged.
One – a former army officer identified only as Jamshid – was reportedly arrested at his home on 10th May and dragged before a kangaroo court.
Despite an amnesty agreement, he was shot dead after being found guilty of collaborating with the anti-Taliban National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF).
His body was found two days later on the outskirts of Tankhoi village, Dara district, Panjshir province, where he lived.
On the same day (12th May) former military police officer Din Mohammad was taken by the Taliban from his home in Taloqan, Takhar province and shot.
No reason for the execution has emerged.
The summary executions were carried out in spite of an amnesty called by the Taliban leadership.
Afghan citizens, activists and human rights organisations have claimed that the Taliban have committed war crimes in Panjshir and elsewhere in the country by detaining, torturing and shooting alleged former members of the NRF or supporters.
Taliban spokesmen have denied the group has been killing Afghan civilians and former soldiers.
The Islamic fundamentalist group recently dissolved Afghanistan’s Human Rights Commission.