Afghanistan under Taliban rule: 12 people, including 3 women, were flogged in public
The Taliban, the rulers of Afghanistan, announced that they had flogged 12 people, including three women, on a soccer field in front of thousands of witnesses.
According to a movement official, the people involved were guilty of “moral crimes,” including adultery, theft and bestiality.
This is believed to be the movement’s second public flogging in a month.
This could be an indication of the return of the extremist practices the Taliban were known for in the 1990s.
Omar Mansour Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman in eastern Afghanistan’s Logar region, where the flogging took place, said the three women were released after their sentences were carried out and a number of men were detained without specifying their number.
Each of the men and women received between 21 and 39 lashes. The spokesman explained that the maximum number of lashes a person could receive was 39 lashes.
According to reports, 19 people were subjected to the same sentence last week in Takhar province in northern Afghanistan.
The flogging came in Logar a week after Taliban leader Hebatullah Akhundzada ordered judges to impose punishments for some crimes, in accordance with the movement’s strict interpretation of Islamic law.
The Taliban leader’s recent order shows that the movement has returned to its strict practices on rights and movements, while its decisions were more moderate when it took power last year.
The Taliban were convicted during their rule from 1996 to 2001 for carrying out public punishments, including floggings and executions, at Kabul’s National Stadium.
The government promised that it would not return to treating people so harshly, but since it came to power, women’s freedoms began to decline, and women were beaten for demanding rights.
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