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HR be Main Topic on Doha Talks Agenda: Danish

HR be Main Topic on Doha Talks  Agenda: Danish

KABUL - Second vice-president Sarwar Danish on Monday said human rights should be one of the main subjects to be taken up with the Taliban in peace talks.
Sarwar Danish made these remarks during a meeting with Fiona Fries, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) in Afghanistan, on Monday morning.
Danish said there were no signs the Taliban wanted to respect or protect those rights, and there was need for the international community and parties involved in the Afghan peace process to put pressure on the Taliban in this regard.
Referring to growing violence and new war tactics of anti-government groups in targeting civilians, human rights activists, journalists, and civil society members, Danish said that all allies of Afghanistan should stand united against escalation of unrest.
The UN commissioner, Fries, shared information about her agency’s activities in Afghanistan and said that the organization was working under the UN Security Council for supporting civilians, civil society activists, human rights defenders, prevention of torture and peace.
She expressed concern over increased threats and targeted attacks against human rights defenders, journalists, civil society activists and civilians. (Pajhwok)