Taliban publicly flogs 27 people, including 10 women, in Parwan

Guess what? Taliban’s courts continue to hand down punishments of flogging even after being on the receiving end of global condemnations, a day after it executed a man in public in Farah. The Taliban’s Supreme Court announced that on Thursday, 18 men and ten women have been flogged on various charges in Charikar city of northern Parwan province.

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  • Each of the accused was lashed 20 to 35 times as per the Taliban’s spokesperson.
  • The charges on which these accused had been flogged include homosexuality, theft, sexual relations, and possessing fake documents.
  • Local Taliban officials and hundreds of spectators witnessed the trial scenes.
  • According to sources, the convicts are scheduled to spend two months to two years in prison.
  • The Taliban court also announced that three other people have been flogged in eastern Paktika Province on similar charges.
  • In Nangahar too, the Taliban governor’s office said that two men and a woman accused of having an illegitimate relationship were publicly flogged, according to a ruling by the group’s initial court in Goshtna District.
  • The three were sentenced to 19 to 20 lashes by the Taliban’s primary court in Goshteh district of Nangarhar.
  • This comes as Taliban leaders, including the group’s deputy chief minister, gathered to watch the public Qisas, or retributive execution under Sharia law, of a man accused of murder in western Farah province in Afghanistan on Wednesday.
  • The public execution by the Taliban has sparked huge reactions at national and international levels.

Zoom out: A few weeks ago, Hibatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Taliban, ordered judges to have issue sentences of ‘hudud and qisas’ for specific offences that may include amputations and stoning in public.

  • Subsequently, several reports of the implementation of the flogging sentence It was published in various cities of Afghanistan, which drew criticism from human rights groups.
  • The recent order reflects the hardline approach the Taliban and how justice is being trampled upon in the country under their regime. It also portrays the barbaric nature of punishments that the country is doomed to witness in the near future, including human rights abuses.
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