Human Rights on Capitol Hill - September 2021 Newsletter

September 6, 2021

TOPSHOT - Afghan people climb atop a plane as they wait at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. (Photo by Wakil Kohsar / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)
The U.S. government must commit to providing protection and safe passage to all Afghans left behind, who face risk of persecution from the Taliban.