EU expresses concern after Taliban's crackdown on women's rally

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(VOVWORLD) - The EU on Sunday said it was "particularly concerned" about worsening conditions for women and girls in Afghanistan after the country's ruling Taliban violently broke up a women's rally.

EU expresses concern after Taliban's crackdown on women's rally - ảnh 1Afghan women wear Burqa clothes in Kandahar, Afghanistan, May 7, 2022. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Taliban fighters on Saturday fired in the air and beat up protesters taking part in a women's march in Kabul.

The office of EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement that the EU reiterates that Afghanistan must adhere to the international treaties to which it is a State Party, including by upholding and protecting economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights, and allow for full, equal and meaningful representation and participation of all Afghans in the governing of the country.

It also stressed that "Afghanistan must also not pose a security threat to any country" per UN Security Council resolutions.

The EU statement noted that the bloc's supply of basic humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan's people was contingent on "a stable, peaceful and prosperous" country and the Taliban upholding human rights principles, "in particular the rights of women and girls, children and minorities".