AIHRC Demands Accountability from Taliban Leaders for the Murder of Zarmina in Ghor Province

Four days after the murder of a young woman named Zarmineh by Taliban fighters in Ghor province, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has called for answers from the leaders of the Taliban regarding this event.

In a statement released on Monday, May 1, the AIHRC stated that two Taliban fighters, including Mullah Quddus, son of a Taliban commander in Ghor, shot and killed Zarmina while she was in her own home and pregnant.

The AIHRC stated: “This incident has occurred where the Taliban have imposed extensive restrictions on women and have repeatedly flogged citizens in different parts of the country due to suspicions of extramarital affairs.”

The statement expressed condolences to Zarmina’s family and stated that the AIHRC documents such “inhumane” actions and approaches.

At the same time, the AIHRC has called on the United Nations and the international community to consider such “anti-human” actions by the Taliban as clear examples of human rights violations in their dealings with this group.

According to reports, on Friday night of last week, two Taliban fighters entered Zarmina’s home in the Sad-e-Seyah market area of ​​Firozkoh, the center of Ghor province, with the intention of assaulting her. But when Zarmina refused their demands, they shot and killed her.