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Harassment against UN female employees rejected by IEA

13 Sep 2022 - 9:50

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) rejected claims by the UN in Afghanistan that its female employees had been harassed by IEA officials.

Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, According to Bilal Karimi, an IEA spokesman: “No female employee of United Nations has been harassed or detained in Afghanistan.”

In a tweet on Monday night, Karimi said “Amar bal Ma’roof workers (virtue and vice officials) asked for information from a group of women, when it became clear that there were women belonging to the United Nations, they withdrew and no problem arose.”

This comes after the UN in Afghanistan issued a statement earlier Monday evening that “three Afghan women working for the United Nations were singled out and temporarily detained for questioning by armed security agents”.

The UN called on the IEA to abide by their obligations to respect the privileges and immunities of the UN and all its staff, including their freedom of movement throughout the country.

The UN also called on the authorities to reiterate and enforce explicit guarantees for the safety and security of all UN personnel operating in Afghanistan in a manner consistent with Afghanistan’s obligations under international law.

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