Credible reports of Taliban executions: UN human rights chief

Michelle Bachelet gave no details of the killings in her speech to the Human Rights Council, but urged the Geneva forum to set up a mechanism to closely monitor Taliban actions.

The Taliban treatment of women and girls would be "a fundamental red line," she told the council's emergency session, held at the request of Pakistan and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Afghanistan's diverse ethnic and religious minorities were also at risk of violence and repression, she said, citing reports of killings and targeted attacks in recent months.

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