Call for the Humanitarian Drama in Afghanistan
The humanitarian drama in Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the entire country is getting worse day by day. Because of the fear of being mistreated, tortured or killed, people try to hide or leave their country at all costs. As Volunteer Jurists Association, we are deeply concerned and worried about the situation.
In particular, the fact that 270 female judges were declared “infidels” by the Taliban and designated as priority targets. This development also multiplies our concern about this tragedy. As internationally reported, an Afghan colleague, who made a statement under the pseudonym Meryem because of the security risk, informs that two male judges were murdered by the Taliban last week. She said she was horrified that if her identity and whereabouts are determined by the Taliban, she will be killed without trial, and if she is lucky, imprisoned.
As Volunteer Jurists, we share the pain and concerns of all Afghans, especially our Afghan colleagues, and we call on the international community to improve the situation.
Given the immediate and serious threat to our colleagues, we demand as a priority their safe withdrawal from Afghanistan. It is clear that immediate action is needed on this issue, and we must not forget that any delay could cost the lives of our Afghan colleagues and their families.