Taliban Flogs 11 Individuals Publicly In Kandahar Province

Thursday, 06/13/2024

The Taliban’s Supreme Court announced that on Wednesday, 11 individuals were publicly flogged in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar.

The Taliban stated that these individuals were punished with 25 to 30 lashes on charges of theft and extramarital relations.

According to a statement from the Taliban’s Supreme Court, the corporal punishment was carried out in public based on the decision of the criminal court in Spin Boldak district.

According to the statement, the Taliban sentenced two individuals to one year of imprisonment and 25 lashes, three individuals to one year of imprisonment and 30 lashes, four individuals to two years of imprisonment and 25 lashes, and two others to three years of imprisonment and 30 lashes.

Recently, the group flogged 63 individuals, including 49 men and 14 women, on charges of various offences at the central stadium in Sar-e Pul province.

Since the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan, corporal punishments such as flogging, amputation, and execution have resumed.

Human rights organisations have repeatedly called for an end to public punishments of citizens and have expressed concern about the lack of access to defence lawyers and legal services for the accused.

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