Taliban Publicly Flogs Individual For Extramarital Relations In Zabul Province

Saturday, 04/20/2024

The Taliban's Supreme Court announced that an individual in Zabul province has been sentenced to 39 lashes on charges of extramarital relations.

In a statement on Saturday, the court said that this individual had been punished in the presence of local Taliban officials in Shahjoy district.

Since taking power in Afghanistan, the Taliban has resumed physical punishments such as flogging, amputation, and execution, publicly punishing many citizens in various provinces.

Human rights defenders and the international community have repeatedly urged the Taliban to halt physical punishments of the accused. However, the group’s officials have stated that they will continue with punishments according to "Islamic Sharia law”.

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