Chinese and foreign experts and diplomats criticized the US for severely violating human rights in Afghanistan, including killing thousands of Afghan civilians, causing a flood of refugees and leaving messy situations for regional countries and the international community. Some of them expressed support for Afghan people to hold the US accountable for committing crimes against humanity and war crimes at an international seminar on Saturday.
The international seminar themed “Human Rights Violations Caused by US Military Intervention of Afghanistan” was a sideline event for the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. It was jointly held by the China Society for Human Rights Studies, China’s Permanent Mission to Geneva and the Human Rights Institution of Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing. Together with scholars from China, guests from France, Nepal, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Japan and representatives from Iran’s and Venezuela’s permanent missions to Geneva attended the seminar by video link.
The wanton killing of civilians in Afghanistan, capturing and torturing of Afghan people, indulging in terrorism, making stagnant economic and social development in the country, causing a flood of refugees… these are the notorious US violations of human rights mentioned by experts at the seminar. The US’ hypocrisy on human rights is also a topic at the Saturday seminar. Mahdi Aliabadi, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Geneva, said that the US and its alliances have been indifferent to violations of human rights during their military occupation of Afghanistan and the international community should stand out to support victims to hold predators accountable.
Source : Global Times