The European Union (EU), Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan have all voiced grave worry over the fate of four Afghan female activists who went missing after taking part in rallies demanding basic rights for women.
According to a media source, Tamana Paryani and Parwana Ibrahimkhil went missing in January, and Zahra Mohammadi and Mursal Ayar went missing last week. Deborah Lyons, the UN Secretary-envoy General's for Afghanistan, met with Abdul Kabir, the Taliban regime's Deputy Prime Minister, on Sunday to express her worries regarding women's safety.
The UNAMA said in a tweet on Monday: "Conveyed a growing worry for the safety of 'disappeared' female activists. Kabir made the decision to look for solutions. We appreciate it and will keep you updated. The international community's support for Afghanistan is eroding without regard for all Afghans' rights."
The incarceration and disappearance of civilians, according to Tomas Niklasson, the EU's special envoy for Afghanistan, defies the Islamic Emirate's commitments to respect human rights. "The Taliban declared an "interim government" that claims to be owned by the people. Arbitrary detention of individuals and disappearances cast doubt on such assertions and run counter to their stated dedication to human rights. I'd want to add my voice to the appeal for a quick release "According to Niklasson.
Meanwhile, the abduction of women has been addressed by Potzel Markus, Germany's Ambassador-designate to Afghanistan, and Hugo Shorter, Charge d'Affaires of the UK Mission to Afghanistan, according to media reports. "Our investigations are still ongoing to find these women and girls," said Bilal Karimi, the Taliban's deputy spokesman. "For the time being, no precise information is available. We will reveal the findings after the investigations are completed " he Added.