Taliban Punishment: The governor’s office of Logar province, south of Kabul, invited “honorable scholars, mujahideen, elders, tribal leaders and local people” to the stadium in the town of Pul Alam in Logar. Invitations for Wednesday’s 9 am program were given to people through social media. Three women and nine men were flogged on Wednesday morning in front of hundreds of spectators after people came to the stadium. This shows that Talibani Sharia law is back again.
Such public executions were carried out in Afghanistan first on 11 November and again on 23 November, signaling a resumption of the religious extremist group’s brutal punishments that were a hallmark of their rule in the 1990s.
Taliban sentenced for theft and adultery
Three women and nine men were each sentenced to 21 to 39 lashes in front of thousands of people after being convicted in a local court for theft and adultery. An official in the governor’s office told on condition of anonymity that such punishment has been given. He told that the media was banned from covering this sentence or taking videos or pictures of it.
The official said that hundreds of people attended the stadium to watch this Taliban punishment but there was a ban on taking pictures and videos of it.
Hanging was done publicly in the 90s
During the first period of Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, when a US-led invasion drove out the militants, such public executions, as well as public executions and stonings for alleged crimes, were common. After 20 years of insurgency, the Taliban returned to power in August 2021, which was followed by the withdrawal of US and other foreign troops from Afghanistan.
Immediately after their second takeover of Afghanistan, the Taliban promised to be more liberal and allow for women and minority rights, but they restricted women’s rights and freedoms, including girls’ education after the sixth grade. Restrictions are also included.
The first Taliban-like public floggings since the Taliban takeover last year were carried out on 11 November, when 19 men and women were flogged 39 each for alleged theft, adultery and running away from home. .
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