The UN denounces “intimidation and harassment” by the Taliban against their Afghan female employees.

File - FILED - 22 September 2021, Afghanistan, Kabul: An Afghan man rides a bicycle as young Taliban fighters patrol the streets of Kabul on the back of a pick up truck. Photo: Oliver Weiken/dpa

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is denouncing acts of “intimidation and harassment” by the Taliban authorities against Afghan female employees and demands its immediate cessation.

“The UN urges the de facto authorities to comply with their obligations to respect the privileges and immunities of the UN and all its personnel, including their freedom of movement throughout the country”UNAMA said in a statement.

This appeal by the United Nations comes after three women were killed on Monday. “selected and temporarily detained” for interrogation by armed security agents of the Taliban authorities.

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Therefore, UNAMA has also demanded that the Taliban authorities also “to enforce explicit guarantees for the safety and security of all UN personnel operating in Afghanistan.”.

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