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Three more women and 11 men are flogged by Taliban in Afghanistan for theft and ‘ethical crimes’

Three more women and 11 men are flogged by Taliban thugs who accused them of theft and ‘ethical crimes’

  • Lashings amongst first confirmed since Taliban supreme chief ordered judges to completely implement Islamic legislation
  • Includes public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs for thieves
  • Qazi Rafiullah Samim, head of knowledge and tradition for Logar province, informed AFP the lashings on Wednesday weren’t administered publicly

Three women and 11 men have been flogged Wednesday on the orders of an Afghan court docket after they have been discovered responsible of theft and ‘ethical crimes’, a provincial official mentioned.

The lashings are among the many first to be confirmed because the Taliban’s supreme chief ordered judges this month to completely implement Islamic legislation, or sharia, saying corporal punishment was compulsory for sure crimes.

Qazi Rafiullah Samim, head of knowledge and tradition for Logar province, informed AFP the lashings weren’t administered publicly.

‘Fourteen individuals got discretionary punishment, of which 11 have been men and three have been women,’ he mentioned. 

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks throughout a press convention in Kabul on November 5, 2022

‘The most variety of lashes for anybody was 39.’

Supreme chief Hibatullah Akhundzada ordered judges this month to completely implement elements of Islamic legislation that embody public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs for thieves.

‘Carefully study the recordsdata of thieves, kidnappers and seditionists,’ he mentioned, in accordance with the Taliban’s chief spokesman.

‘Those recordsdata in which all of the sharia circumstances of hudud and qisas have been fulfilled, you are obliged to implement.’

Hudud refers to offences for which corporal punishment is remitted, whereas qisas interprets as ‘retaliation in form’ – successfully a watch for a watch.

Qazi Rafiullah Samim, head of information and culture for Logar province, told AFP the lashings were not administered publicly. 'Fourteen people were given discretionary punishment, of which 11 were men and three were women,' he said

Qazi Rafiullah Samim, head of knowledge and tradition for Logar province, informed AFP the lashings weren’t administered publicly. ‘Fourteen individuals got discretionary punishment, of which 11 have been men and three have been women,’ he mentioned

Social media has been awash for months with movies and footage of Taliban fighters meting out abstract floggings to individuals accused of varied offences.

However, that is the primary time that officers have confirmed such punishment ordered by a court docket.

Akhundzada, who has not been filmed or photographed in public because the Taliban returned to energy in August 2021, guidelines by decree from Kandahar, the motion’s birthplace and religious heartland.

The Taliban recurrently carried out punishments in public throughout their first rule that ended in late 2001, together with floggings and executions on the nationwide stadium.

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