Taliban Publicly Flogs Individual For Extramarital Affair In Ghazni Province

Wednesday, 05/29/2024

The Taliban's Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that the group publicly flogged a person accused of extramarital affair in the Deh Yak district of Ghazni province.

The court's statement indicated that this person was also sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment.

The Taliban stated that the individual was punished based on the decision of the Taliban's court in Deh Yak district and confirmed by the group's Supreme Court.

The statement did not mention the gender of the accused. The Taliban punished this individual with 39 lashes.

Despite international condemnation of corporal punishment, the Taliban continues to carry out similar sentences.

Human rights organisations state that in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, the accused have no access to any standard judicial process or fair legal mechanisms.

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