German Foreign Minister: EU to impose sanctions on the Taliban

The German foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, has said after consulting her EU counterparts, that they were preparing to impose sanctions on the Taliban over its violation of human rights.

According to DW, Annalena Baerbock, said “We are seeing the Taliban continue to impose severe restrictions on the human rights of women and girls.”

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Baerbock stated that during her discussions with her counterparts from France and the Netherlands, she emphasized the need to impose sanctions on the Taliban for their violations of human rights. “We will prepare for this [sanctions] jointly in time for the next meeting,” she declared.

In December 2022, the Taliban imposed a ban on women and girls working for NGOs, further restricting their rights. As a result, aid agencies were forced to halt their humanitarian operations, eliciting condemnation from around the world and calls on the group to reverse the decision.

The Taliban has refused to change course.