On (Saturday, May 20, 2023), Taliban forces arrested General Hossein Khan Sangin from mosque during prayer and took him to an unknown place.
Mr. Sangin previously worked as a former commander of the National Security Guard Brigade. The motive for this arrest is unknown yet, but what is clear is the increase in arbitrary arrests by Taliban.
The arrest of this former commander occurs when Taliban fighters have shot 13 former soldiers and arrested 29 civilians across the country in the last month.
Those arrested include civil activists, drivers, poets, doctors, journalists, and ethnic elders.
So far, nine soldiers, a civil activist, a poet, a mayor, a journalist, a taxi driver and 15 ethnic elders have been arbitrarily arrested by Taliban forces.
Last month, the Taliban shot two former soldiers and two civilians. Also, two others died under the torture of this group and four others were killed after Taliban forces shot inside a public gathering in Badakhshan.
Afghanistan’s people consider the general amnesty of the Taliban as a trick to arrest former soldiers.
Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission has also described the general amnesty of the Taliban as a lie promise.