Global outrage over plight of missing Afghan activists, UN says

February 10, 2022 9:16 a.m. STI

Kabul [Afghanistan]Feb. 10 (ANI): The UN’s supreme envoy to Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, met with senior Taliban leaders on Wednesday and expressed concern over the missing Afghan women activists.
“Global outrage at the plight of missing Afghan female activists was conveyed today to the de facto Taliban @MoFA_Afg Muttaqi. He assured Deborah Lyons of efforts to address the issue. His constructive approach was praised. The UN continues to engage the Taliban in supporting the well-being and rights of all Afghans,” the UN Mission in Afghanistan tweeted.
UN representatives are in constant dialogue with the Taliban to express their concerns about women’s security issues in the country. On Tuesday, the UN envoy to Afghanistan urged the Taliban to take all possible measures to guarantee women’s freedom.

In recent weeks, several women activists, who were concerned about rights issues, have disappeared in Kabul. The UN has requested information from the Taliban on the detentions reported by the team.
Earlier, Deborah Lyons also expressed deep concern for the welfare of the ‘disappeared’ activists. During a meeting with the acting Afghan deputy prime minister for political affairs, Deborah Lyons, said global support for Afghanistan had eroded without respect for all Afghan rights.
US Special Envoy Rina Amiri had also called on the Taliban to end unjust human rights detentions of Afghans if the team wishes to seek legitimacy from the Afghan people and the world.
According to media reports, Taliban members continue to threaten and harass activists to intimidate them after recently arresting some activists. Even as the Taliban tries to persuade the world to recognize and financially support its government, they have embarked on a violent crackdown on dissent. (ANI)