12 people were flogged in a football stadium in Afghanistan

Flogged in a football stadium in Afghanistan

football stadium in Afghanistan

Twelve people, including three women, were flogged in front of thousands of people at a football stadium in Afghanistan. This information was reported in the report of BBC Online on Thursday.

A Taliban official told the BBC that 12 people were sentenced for moral crimes, including adultery, homosexuality, and robbery.

It is the second time in a month that the Taliban has publicly carried out such a sentence in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001

]During the first Taliban regime in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, harsh Sharia law punishments such as flogging and stoning were in effect. Now there are indications of the Taliban returning to its old ways.
The latest incident of flogging took place in the Logar region of eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban spokesman there, Omar Mansoor Mujahid, said that the three women were released after the execution of the sentence. Some men were sent to prison. However, it is not clear how many people have been sent to prison.

Another Taliban official said the convicts were given 21 to 39 lashes. A person is given a maximum of 39 lashes.

According to media reports, 19 people were similarly flogged in northern Afghanistan’s Takhar province last week. Nine of those sentenced were women.

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In August last year, power in Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. Later they formed the government. The Taliban last week imposed strict Sharia law in the country’s Takhar province for the first time since forming a government.
Haibatullah Akhundzada, the supreme spiritual leader of the Taliban, met with the country’s judges this month. In the meeting, he directed the judges to impose punishment under Sharia law for some crimes.

After Akhundzada’s directive

A Taliban spokesman said some crimes like robbery, kidnapping, and treason must be punished according to the interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.

When the Taliban were in power in the 1990s, criminals were publicly mutilated and stoned to death. Then the Taliban came under severe criticism.

However, after coming to power last year, the Taliban promised that they would not rule the country like in the past.

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