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U.N. Accuses Taliban of Harassing Female Staffers

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The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has accused Taliban authorities of harassing its Afghan female employees, urging local officials to respect all its staff in a statement Monday.

“There has been an emerging pattern of harassment of Afghan U.N. female staff by the de facto authorities,” the statement said, referring to the country’s Taliban rulers.

Three Afghan women working for the U.N. were recently detained briefly and questioned by “armed security agents of the de facto authorities,” it added.

The U.N. called for an immediate end to all such acts of “intimidation and harassment targeting its Afghan female staff,” and reminded local authorities of their obligations under international law to guarantee the safety and security of all U.N. personnel operating in Afghanistan.

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