Afghanistan facing 'the darkest moments' in a generation

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2022-06-16

The Afghanistan people are experiencing some of "the darkest moments" in a generation the UN human rights chief told Human Rights Council on Wednesday.

"In the wake of years of conflict, and since the takeover by the Taliban in August last year, the country has been plunged into a deep economic, social, humanitarian and human rights crisis," said High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet.

Systematic oppression
She admired the courage of Afghan women in demanding their inalienable rights while facing a "critical" situation under increasingly repressive Taliban codes of conduct.

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