European Union Condemned the targeted attacks on media workers, journalists, and women in Afghanistan.
EU also called on all of the warring parties to end the violence and that “the violence in Afghanistan must stop”.
According to European Union, the atrocious, planned assassination of three young female media workers deprived them of their future, their families, friends, love ones, and colleagues.
“The Taliban remain responsible for the majority of civilian casualties and targeted assassinations, either directly or by opposing a ceasefire. Targeting journalists must stop. Targeting women must stop. The violence in Afghanistan must stop,” the statement indicated.
The European Union expects transparent and thorough investigations of all these attacks and assassinations, the statement said, reiterating the European Union’s resolve to support media and the freedom of speech in Afghanistan.
EU hoped for a transparent and thorough investigation of all such attacks, targeted killings and reiterated the EU’s support to media and freedom of speech in Afghanistan.
These attacks illustrate the vulnerable and dangerous situation that female media workers face.
“It also continues a worrying trend of systematic, targeted attacks and killings of journalists, human rights defenders, civil society representatives and civil servants, which cost the lives of 1,200 civilians in 2020, a 45% increase compared to 2019” the statement read.