Appeal to the Austrian Federal Government in view of the current situation in Afghanistan

The human rights situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated so dramatically within a very short time that Austria, as a member of the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations, cannot remain in a defensive position. In view of today’s announcement by US President Joe Biden to extend the evacuation period and to take out of the country not only US nationals who are willing to leave, but also nationals of partner countries and Afghans who are at risk, the Vienna Forum for Democracy and Human Rights calls on the Austrian Federal Government to take immediate action.

You can find the exact wording of the appeal in the attached [PDF file].