Kandahar: The Taliban on Tuesday publicly flogged 9 convicted of theft and “sodomy” in Ahmad Shahi Stadium in Kandahar.
“The Supreme Court docket mentioned in a press release that 9 folks had been punished in Ahmad Shahi Stadium in Kandahar on Tuesday on prices of theft and ‘sodomy’”, tweeted Tolo Information.
Native authorities and Kandahar residents had been in attendance in the course of the lashing. The spokesman for the provincial governor, Haji Zaid, mentioned the convicts had been lashed 35-39 occasions.
In the meantime, former Coverage Advisor to Minister for Afghan Resettlement & Minister for Refugees within the UK, Shabnam Nasimi mentioned that the Taliban have reportedly minimize off the palms of 4 folks in a soccer stadium in Kandahar.
“The Taliban have reportedly minimize off the palms of 4 folks in a soccer stadium in Kandahar at this time, accused of theft, in entrance of spectators. Individuals are being lashed, amputated & executed in Afghanistan, with out honest trial and due course of. It is a human rights violation,” she tweeted.
Taliban publicly flog 9 convicted of theft and “sodomy”
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) January 17, 2023
Regardless of worldwide condemnation, the Taliban has resumed the flogging and the general public execution of criminals following a decree by the hard-liners’ supreme chief.
UN specialists are deeply aggrieved a few public execution and that flogging has resumed in Afghanistan and name on the de facto authorities to halt instantly all types of extreme, merciless and degrading types of punishments.
They mentioned in a press release, “Since November 18, 2022, the de facto authorities have reportedly carried out floggings of over 100 people, each men and women, in a number of provinces together with Takhar, Logar, Laghman, Parwan and Kabul. Every was given between 20 and 100 lashes for alleged crimes together with theft, ‘illegitimate’ relationships or violating social behaviour codes. Whereas the criminalisation of relationships exterior of wedlock appears gender-neutral, in observe, punishment is overwhelmingly directed towards ladies and women. The flogging has been carried out in stadiums within the presence of officers and members of the general public.”