Friday, December 9, 2022

Taliban confirms first public lashings for Sharia law violators

The Taliban confirmed this week that they’ve publicly flogged dozens of people that violated Sharia law, prompting a pointy response from the U.S. officers.

Three ladies and 11 males had been flogged Wednesday after being discovered responsible of theft and “ethical crimes,” a provincial official advised Agence France-Presse. 

“The utmost variety of lashes for anybody was 39,” Qazi Rafiullah Samim, the pinnacle of data and tradition for Logar province, south of Kabul, told the AFP.

“Honorable students, mujahideen, elders, tribal leaders and native individuals” had been invited to the city’s Pul Alam’s soccer stadium to witness the floggings, the governor’s workplace told The Related Press.

That got here after 10 males and 9 ladies had been whipped Nov. 11 for adultery, theft and working away from dwelling at a mosque in northeastern Afghanistan, a Supreme Courtroom official mentioned Sunday, according to the AP.

The official mentioned the Nov. 11 lashings happened in entrance of elders, students and residents after Friday prayers. 

“That is each appalling and a harmful signal that the Taliban have gotten extra defiant in displaying the world that they’re embracing the insurance policies of the previous,” tweeted Rina Amiri, the U.S. particular envoy for Afghan ladies, ladies and human rights. “It didn’t find yourself properly earlier than & it should as soon as once more take the nation on a deadly path.”

Taliban chief Haibatullah Akhundzada ordered Afghan judges to impose Sharia-law punishments this month.

There are two kinds of crimes that Sharia law addresses — hududs and qisas. Hududs are crimes in opposition to God which have their punishments outlined within the Koran, which embrace the amputation of palms and toes, flogging and loss of life.

Qisas are punishments for murders or bodily assaults which are decided by a decide.

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