In a primary official affirmation that the Taliban resorted to strict implementation of Islamic regulation, the Supreme Court docket mentioned that nineteen individuals in northeastern Afghanistan had been lashed for adultery, theft and working away from residence.
A Supreme Court docket official, Abdul Rahim Rashid, mentioned that 10 males and 9 girls had been lashed 39 instances every in Taloqan metropolis in northeastern Takhar province on November 11.
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The lashings for his or her “crimes” befell on on the metropolis’s most important mosque, in presence of elders, clerics and residents, the Related Press reported.
Earlier, a Taliban spokesperson had mentioned that they’ll stick with their strict interpretation of Islamic regulation, or Sharia. Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson mentioned that the group’s supreme chief, Hibatullah Akhunzada, met with Taliban judges a couple of days in the past and instructed them to implement Sharia regulation.
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When the Taliban took over Afghanistan final 12 months in August, they’d promised to be extra average and present leniency towards girls and minority rights. However movies and images shared extensively on social media have proven the Taliban punishing individuals, though the officers didn’t affirm the incidents earlier.
It remained unclear what occurred to these 19 individuals after the lashings.
Throughout their earlier rule within the late Nineteen Nineties, the group carried out public executions, floggings and stoning of these convicted of crimes.