Taliban 'tortured and massacred' men from Hazara minority in Afghanistan – BBC News

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The Taliban recently “massacred” and brutally tortured several members of the Hazara minority in Afghanistan, says human rights group Amnesty International.

Witnesses have given harrowing accounts of the killings, which took place in early July in Ghazni province.

Since taking over the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, the Taliban have tried to portray a more restrained image.

But Amnesty said the incident was a “horrifying indicator” of Taliban rule.

The Hazara community is Afghanistan’s third largest ethnic group.They mainly practise Shia Islam and have faced long-term discrimination and persecution in predominantly Sunni Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Date: September 16, 2021

28 thoughts on “Taliban 'tortured and massacred' men from Hazara minority in Afghanistan – BBC News

  1. Quran 24:55

    Allah has promised those who have believed (correct imaan) among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that – then those are the defiantly disobedient.
    (Interpetation of the meaning)

  2. Horrible that the Taliban treats shiites like the Hazara. Interesting, on a review I made, on YouTube there is no coverage of Christian persecution by either Amnesty International and/or the BBC (or anyone in the mainstream media). Leads one to speculate? Any thoughts, BBC? Maybe I missed something?

  3. Taliban = savage barbarian bands of utterly ruthless, racist lunatics. You should feel as comfortable with this absolute catastrophe ( their ‘ victory ‘ ) as you might with the return to a revived Khmer Rouge to power in Cambodia. May they burn for eternity in Hells white heat.

  4. Taliban forgiveness means they kill you and that's what they mean by forgiving you and giving you amnesty. That's also their way of negotiating. They have proven how their trustworthiness works. That's why Afghan people are afraid to stay there.

  5. Ya Allah if Taliban tortured and massacre men ,what is Amnesty leadership his work, locked up all dem Taliban, and World leader USA cannot handle, where are yours probably for humans rights ,Humans Organization, this like the same as Israelites, do what they want, and the world called them Powerful, you all are zero in humans rights, care about the people's and locked up all fullis Taliban Allah hu Akbar

  6. Its not first time they massacard Hazara 😢 now taliban waiting to get power i am afraid systematikly another massacure 😢

  7. Dear Stephen Sackur,

    Thank you very much for highlighting the massacres of Hazaras by the Taliban and a possible future genocide of Hazaras. This tragedy is mostly ignored in mainstream media.

    I would like to suggest a rather interesting topic for one of your future programs.

    A few days ago, the statue of Abdul Ali Mazari was destroyed in Bamiyan province.

    Abdul Ali Mazari (called by the Hazaras “Baba Mazari”) was the leader of the biggest Hazara political party. The Taliban invited him for talks when the Taliban first entered Kabul in 1995. On his arrival, however, the Taliban captured him and his entourage, tortured them, and distributed the photographs of Abdul Ali Mazari as their prisoner and of his tortured and mutilated corpse all over the world to humiliate and terrorize Hazaras. Now, they destroyed the statue of Abdul Ali Mazari to humiliate and terrorize Hazaras once again and to destroy everything that reminds Hazaras of their past. The destruction of the Buddha statues was also an attempt to destroy everything that reminds Hazaras of their past (i.e., they are committing cultural genocide)—not only extremist zeal.

    This crime clearly proves that the slogan of inclusiveness, justice, and equality of the Taliban are nothing more than a PR stunt.

    Most importantly, they are clear indications of a possible future physical genocide. I think that a possible physical and cultural genocide warrants a program. Do you not agree with me?

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