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The Taliban in June urged interpreters who had worked for foreign forces to repent (File)

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Afghan interpreters working for the Netherlands have been called to appear in court by the Taliban, who have threatened their families, Dutch public television NOS reported on Friday.

A Taliban letter aired by the broadcaster said that the interpreters are in hiding, but if they fail to appear in court their family members will be held responsible “and severely punished to teach a lesson to other traitors”. “

NOS said the recipient, who worked for Europol, the EU’s police agency in Afghanistan, was accused of receiving “outrageous and prohibited money” from foreigners.

“We will take revenge. If we are not able to catch you, we will settle the score with those close to you,” said another letter to an interpreter, at which the Taliban claimed responsibility for the deaths of some of their fighters. was accused.

The NOS said all indications showed that the letters with official seals were sent by the Taliban.

It said it had contacted about 10 interpreters or people who worked for Dutch and who said their situation was becoming difficult.

The Taliban in June urged interpreters who had acted to repent for foreign forces, but urged them to remain in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign forces, assuring them that they would not be harmed.

Right after taking power, the Taliban announced a general amnesty for the Afghan government and military officials.

But despite its pledge not to avenge itself, a confidential UN report says the Taliban is tracking people working with foreign forces.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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