Although the Taliban frequently state that “no revenge will be taken” against officials after they enter the capital and claim that “everyone is forgiven”, reports indicate that the practices are actually different. According to a confidential report prepared by the Norwegian Center for Global Analysis, which provides intelligence to the United Nations (UN), and obtained by the British public broadcaster BBC, activists for the organization are going door-to-door searching names that they consider to be “collaborators”.
“Families are threatened”
The head of the team that prepared the report, Christian Nellemann, told the BBC: “A lot of people are currently being targeted by the Taliban and this threat is very clear.” According to the report, members of the organization threaten their families if they cannot find the people they are looking for. “There are written documents from the Taliban indicating that if these people do not surrender, their families will be arrested, prosecuted, questioned and punished,” Nellemann said.
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MASS EXECUTION HAZARD
Stressing that all those on the Taliban’s blacklist are at serious risk, Nellemann warned that mass executions could take place. At this point, efforts to evacuate Western countries continue. A NATO official said more than 18,000 people had been evacuated from Kabul airport in the past 5 days. About 6,000 people, whose documents have been prepared, are awaiting evacuation.
SHI’I MINORITY MEMBERS KILLED BY TORTURE
The Taliban brutally tortured Hazara members, the country’s Shiite minority, according to Amnesty International (AI). While it was stated in the reports that the incident took place in the Ghazni area last month, eyewitnesses said 9 men were killed, some of them tortured to death and their corpses were dismembered. Amnesty International stressed that this attack on the Shiites shows the true face of the organization. According to the organization, the murders remained undisclosed for a long time due to interruptions in the telephone connection. The Hazara are the third most populous ethnic group in Afghanistan.
REPORTER DW’S FAMILY ATTACKED
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German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) reported that one of the Taliban reporters shot dead a family member in Afghanistan and seriously injured a second family member. The broadcaster noted that the activists’ target was their journalist and that the unidentified journalist was in Germany. However, no details were given on the location and exact date of the murder in Afghanistan. Noting that at least three homes of DW journalists have been raided in Afghanistan in recent weeks, agency director Peter Limbourg said: “This speaks to the imminent danger facing all of our employees and their families.”