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ISLAMABAD — A U.N. report on Monday strongly criticized the Taliban for finishing up public executions, lashings and stonings since seizing energy in Afghanistan, and known as on the nation’s rulers to halt such practices.

Previously six months alone, 274 males, 58 ladies and two boys have been publicly flogged in Afghanistan, in response to a report by the United Nations Help Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA.

“Corporal punishment is a violation of the Conference in opposition to Torture and should stop,” stated Fiona Frazer, the company’s human rights chief. She additionally known as for a direct moratorium on executions.

The Taliban international ministry stated in response that Afghanistan’s legal guidelines are decided in accordance with Islamic guidelines and pointers, and that an awesome majority of Afghans comply with these guidelines.

“Within the occasion of a battle between worldwide human rights legislation and Islamic legislation, the federal government is obliged to comply with the Islamic legislation,” the ministry stated in a press release.

The Taliban started finishing up such punishments shortly after coming to energy nearly two years in the past, regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout their earlier stint in energy within the Nineteen Nineties.

On the similar time, they’ve step by step tightened restrictions on ladies, barring them from public areas, corresponding to parks and gymnasiums, in keeping with their interpretation of Islamic legislation. The restrictions have triggered a world uproar, growing the nation’s isolation at a time when its financial system has collapsed — and worsening a humanitarian disaster.

Monday’s report on corporal punishment paperwork Taliban practices each earlier than and after their return to energy in August 2021, once they seized the capital of Kabul as U.S. and NATO forces withdrew after twenty years of struggle.

The primary public flogging following the Taliban takeover was reported in October 2021 within the northern Kapisa province, the report stated. In that case, a lady and man convicted of adultery have been publicly lashed 100 occasions every within the presence of non secular students and native Taliban authorities, it stated.

In December 2022, Taliban authorities executed an Afghan convicted of homicide, the primary public execution since they took energy the report stated.

The execution, carried out with an assault rifle by the sufferer’s father, happened within the western Farah province earlier than tons of of spectators and high Taliban officers.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the highest authorities spokesman, stated the choice to hold out the punishment was “made very rigorously,” following approval by three of the nation’s highest courts and the Taliban supreme chief, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada.

There was a big improve within the quantity and regularity of judicial corporal punishment since November when Mujahid repeated feedback by the supreme chief about judges and their use of Islamic legislation in a tweet, the report stated.

Since that tweet, UNAMA documented not less than 43 cases of public lashings involving 274 males, 58 ladies and two boys. A majority of punishments have been associated to convictions of adultery and “working away from house,” the report stated. Different purported offenses included theft, homosexuality, consuming alcohol, fraud and drug trafficking.

In a video message, Abdul Malik Haqqani, the Taliban’s appointed deputy chief justice, stated final week that the Taliban’s Supreme Court docket has issued 175 so-called retribution verdicts since taking energy, together with 79 floggings and 37 stonings.

Such verdicts set up the appropriate of a purported sufferer, or relative of a sufferer of against the law to punish or forgive the perpetrator. Haqqani stated the Taliban management is dedicated to finishing up such sentences.

After their preliminary overthrow within the U.S. invasion of 2001, the Taliban continued to hold out corporal punishment and executions in areas below their management whereas waging an insurgency in opposition to the U.S.-backed former Afghan authorities, the report stated.

UNAMA documented not less than 182 cases when the Taliban carried out their very own sentences through the peak of their insurgency between 2010 and August 2021, leading to 213 deaths and 64 accidents.

Many Muslim-majority nations draw on Islamic legislation, however the Taliban interpretation is an outlier.

U.N. Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres has known as a Taliban ban on ladies working an unacceptable violation of Afghan human rights.

On April 5, Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers knowledgeable the United Nations that Afghan ladies employed with the U.N. mission may not report for work. Support companies have warned that the ban on ladies working will influence their capability to ship pressing humanitarian assist in Afghanistan.

The Taliban beforehand banned ladies from going to highschool past the sixth grade and girls from most public life and work. In December, they banned Afghan ladies from working at native and non-governmental teams — a measure that on the time didn’t lengthen to U.N. workplaces.

Below the primary Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001, public corporal punishment and executions have been carried out by officers in opposition to people convicted of crimes, typically in massive venues corresponding to sports activities stadiums and at city intersections.

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ISLAMABAD — A U.N. report on Monday strongly criticized the Taliban for finishing up public executions, lashings and stonings since seizing energy in Afghanistan, and known as on the nation’s rulers to halt such practices.

Previously six months alone, 274 males, 58 ladies and two boys have been publicly flogged in Afghanistan, in response to a report by the United Nations Help Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA.

“Corporal punishment is a violation of the Conference in opposition to Torture and should stop,” stated Fiona Frazer, the company’s human rights chief. She additionally known as for a direct moratorium on executions.

The Taliban international ministry stated in response that Afghanistan’s legal guidelines are decided in accordance with Islamic guidelines and pointers, and that an awesome majority of Afghans comply with these guidelines.

“Within the occasion of a battle between worldwide human rights legislation and Islamic legislation, the federal government is obliged to comply with the Islamic legislation,” the ministry stated in a press release.

The Taliban started finishing up such punishments shortly after coming to energy nearly two years in the past, regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout their earlier stint in energy within the Nineteen Nineties.

On the similar time, they’ve step by step tightened restrictions on ladies, barring them from public areas, corresponding to parks and gymnasiums, in keeping with their interpretation of Islamic legislation. The restrictions have triggered a world uproar, growing the nation’s isolation at a time when its financial system has collapsed — and worsening a humanitarian disaster.

Monday’s report on corporal punishment paperwork Taliban practices each earlier than and after their return to energy in August 2021, once they seized the capital of Kabul as U.S. and NATO forces withdrew after twenty years of struggle.

The primary public flogging following the Taliban takeover was reported in October 2021 within the northern Kapisa province, the report stated. In that case, a lady and man convicted of adultery have been publicly lashed 100 occasions every within the presence of non secular students and native Taliban authorities, it stated.

In December 2022, Taliban authorities executed an Afghan convicted of homicide, the primary public execution since they took energy the report stated.

The execution, carried out with an assault rifle by the sufferer’s father, happened within the western Farah province earlier than tons of of spectators and high Taliban officers.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the highest authorities spokesman, stated the choice to hold out the punishment was “made very rigorously,” following approval by three of the nation’s highest courts and the Taliban supreme chief, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada.

There was a big improve within the quantity and regularity of judicial corporal punishment since November when Mujahid repeated feedback by the supreme chief about judges and their use of Islamic legislation in a tweet, the report stated.

Since that tweet, UNAMA documented not less than 43 cases of public lashings involving 274 males, 58 ladies and two boys. A majority of punishments have been associated to convictions of adultery and “working away from house,” the report stated. Different purported offenses included theft, homosexuality, consuming alcohol, fraud and drug trafficking.

In a video message, Abdul Malik Haqqani, the Taliban’s appointed deputy chief justice, stated final week that the Taliban’s Supreme Court docket has issued 175 so-called retribution verdicts since taking energy, together with 79 floggings and 37 stonings.

Such verdicts set up the appropriate of a purported sufferer, or relative of a sufferer of against the law to punish or forgive the perpetrator. Haqqani stated the Taliban management is dedicated to finishing up such sentences.

After their preliminary overthrow within the U.S. invasion of 2001, the Taliban continued to hold out corporal punishment and executions in areas below their management whereas waging an insurgency in opposition to the U.S.-backed former Afghan authorities, the report stated.

UNAMA documented not less than 182 cases when the Taliban carried out their very own sentences through the peak of their insurgency between 2010 and August 2021, leading to 213 deaths and 64 accidents.

Many Muslim-majority nations draw on Islamic legislation, however the Taliban interpretation is an outlier.

U.N. Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres has known as a Taliban ban on ladies working an unacceptable violation of Afghan human rights.

On April 5, Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers knowledgeable the United Nations that Afghan ladies employed with the U.N. mission may not report for work. Support companies have warned that the ban on ladies working will influence their capability to ship pressing humanitarian assist in Afghanistan.

The Taliban beforehand banned ladies from going to highschool past the sixth grade and girls from most public life and work. In December, they banned Afghan ladies from working at native and non-governmental teams — a measure that on the time didn’t lengthen to U.N. workplaces.

Below the primary Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001, public corporal punishment and executions have been carried out by officers in opposition to people convicted of crimes, typically in massive venues corresponding to sports activities stadiums and at city intersections.

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ISLAMABAD — A U.N. report on Monday strongly criticized the Taliban for finishing up public executions, lashings and stonings since seizing energy in Afghanistan, and known as on the nation’s rulers to halt such practices.

Previously six months alone, 274 males, 58 ladies and two boys have been publicly flogged in Afghanistan, in response to a report by the United Nations Help Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA.

“Corporal punishment is a violation of the Conference in opposition to Torture and should stop,” stated Fiona Frazer, the company’s human rights chief. She additionally known as for a direct moratorium on executions.

The Taliban international ministry stated in response that Afghanistan’s legal guidelines are decided in accordance with Islamic guidelines and pointers, and that an awesome majority of Afghans comply with these guidelines.

“Within the occasion of a battle between worldwide human rights legislation and Islamic legislation, the federal government is obliged to comply with the Islamic legislation,” the ministry stated in a press release.

The Taliban started finishing up such punishments shortly after coming to energy nearly two years in the past, regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout their earlier stint in energy within the Nineteen Nineties.

On the similar time, they’ve step by step tightened restrictions on ladies, barring them from public areas, corresponding to parks and gymnasiums, in keeping with their interpretation of Islamic legislation. The restrictions have triggered a world uproar, growing the nation’s isolation at a time when its financial system has collapsed — and worsening a humanitarian disaster.

Monday’s report on corporal punishment paperwork Taliban practices each earlier than and after their return to energy in August 2021, once they seized the capital of Kabul as U.S. and NATO forces withdrew after twenty years of struggle.

The primary public flogging following the Taliban takeover was reported in October 2021 within the northern Kapisa province, the report stated. In that case, a lady and man convicted of adultery have been publicly lashed 100 occasions every within the presence of non secular students and native Taliban authorities, it stated.

In December 2022, Taliban authorities executed an Afghan convicted of homicide, the primary public execution since they took energy the report stated.

The execution, carried out with an assault rifle by the sufferer’s father, happened within the western Farah province earlier than tons of of spectators and high Taliban officers.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the highest authorities spokesman, stated the choice to hold out the punishment was “made very rigorously,” following approval by three of the nation’s highest courts and the Taliban supreme chief, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada.

There was a big improve within the quantity and regularity of judicial corporal punishment since November when Mujahid repeated feedback by the supreme chief about judges and their use of Islamic legislation in a tweet, the report stated.

Since that tweet, UNAMA documented not less than 43 cases of public lashings involving 274 males, 58 ladies and two boys. A majority of punishments have been associated to convictions of adultery and “working away from house,” the report stated. Different purported offenses included theft, homosexuality, consuming alcohol, fraud and drug trafficking.

In a video message, Abdul Malik Haqqani, the Taliban’s appointed deputy chief justice, stated final week that the Taliban’s Supreme Court docket has issued 175 so-called retribution verdicts since taking energy, together with 79 floggings and 37 stonings.

Such verdicts set up the appropriate of a purported sufferer, or relative of a sufferer of against the law to punish or forgive the perpetrator. Haqqani stated the Taliban management is dedicated to finishing up such sentences.

After their preliminary overthrow within the U.S. invasion of 2001, the Taliban continued to hold out corporal punishment and executions in areas below their management whereas waging an insurgency in opposition to the U.S.-backed former Afghan authorities, the report stated.

UNAMA documented not less than 182 cases when the Taliban carried out their very own sentences through the peak of their insurgency between 2010 and August 2021, leading to 213 deaths and 64 accidents.

Many Muslim-majority nations draw on Islamic legislation, however the Taliban interpretation is an outlier.

U.N. Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres has known as a Taliban ban on ladies working an unacceptable violation of Afghan human rights.

On April 5, Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers knowledgeable the United Nations that Afghan ladies employed with the U.N. mission may not report for work. Support companies have warned that the ban on ladies working will influence their capability to ship pressing humanitarian assist in Afghanistan.

The Taliban beforehand banned ladies from going to highschool past the sixth grade and girls from most public life and work. In December, they banned Afghan ladies from working at native and non-governmental teams — a measure that on the time didn’t lengthen to U.N. workplaces.

Below the primary Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001, public corporal punishment and executions have been carried out by officers in opposition to people convicted of crimes, typically in massive venues corresponding to sports activities stadiums and at city intersections.

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ISLAMABAD — A U.N. report on Monday strongly criticized the Taliban for finishing up public executions, lashings and stonings since seizing energy in Afghanistan, and known as on the nation’s rulers to halt such practices.

Previously six months alone, 274 males, 58 ladies and two boys have been publicly flogged in Afghanistan, in response to a report by the United Nations Help Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA.

“Corporal punishment is a violation of the Conference in opposition to Torture and should stop,” stated Fiona Frazer, the company’s human rights chief. She additionally known as for a direct moratorium on executions.

The Taliban international ministry stated in response that Afghanistan’s legal guidelines are decided in accordance with Islamic guidelines and pointers, and that an awesome majority of Afghans comply with these guidelines.

“Within the occasion of a battle between worldwide human rights legislation and Islamic legislation, the federal government is obliged to comply with the Islamic legislation,” the ministry stated in a press release.

The Taliban started finishing up such punishments shortly after coming to energy nearly two years in the past, regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout their earlier stint in energy within the Nineteen Nineties.

On the similar time, they’ve step by step tightened restrictions on ladies, barring them from public areas, corresponding to parks and gymnasiums, in keeping with their interpretation of Islamic legislation. The restrictions have triggered a world uproar, growing the nation’s isolation at a time when its financial system has collapsed — and worsening a humanitarian disaster.

Monday’s report on corporal punishment paperwork Taliban practices each earlier than and after their return to energy in August 2021, once they seized the capital of Kabul as U.S. and NATO forces withdrew after twenty years of struggle.

The primary public flogging following the Taliban takeover was reported in October 2021 within the northern Kapisa province, the report stated. In that case, a lady and man convicted of adultery have been publicly lashed 100 occasions every within the presence of non secular students and native Taliban authorities, it stated.

In December 2022, Taliban authorities executed an Afghan convicted of homicide, the primary public execution since they took energy the report stated.

The execution, carried out with an assault rifle by the sufferer’s father, happened within the western Farah province earlier than tons of of spectators and high Taliban officers.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the highest authorities spokesman, stated the choice to hold out the punishment was “made very rigorously,” following approval by three of the nation’s highest courts and the Taliban supreme chief, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada.

There was a big improve within the quantity and regularity of judicial corporal punishment since November when Mujahid repeated feedback by the supreme chief about judges and their use of Islamic legislation in a tweet, the report stated.

Since that tweet, UNAMA documented not less than 43 cases of public lashings involving 274 males, 58 ladies and two boys. A majority of punishments have been associated to convictions of adultery and “working away from house,” the report stated. Different purported offenses included theft, homosexuality, consuming alcohol, fraud and drug trafficking.

In a video message, Abdul Malik Haqqani, the Taliban’s appointed deputy chief justice, stated final week that the Taliban’s Supreme Court docket has issued 175 so-called retribution verdicts since taking energy, together with 79 floggings and 37 stonings.

Such verdicts set up the appropriate of a purported sufferer, or relative of a sufferer of against the law to punish or forgive the perpetrator. Haqqani stated the Taliban management is dedicated to finishing up such sentences.

After their preliminary overthrow within the U.S. invasion of 2001, the Taliban continued to hold out corporal punishment and executions in areas below their management whereas waging an insurgency in opposition to the U.S.-backed former Afghan authorities, the report stated.

UNAMA documented not less than 182 cases when the Taliban carried out their very own sentences through the peak of their insurgency between 2010 and August 2021, leading to 213 deaths and 64 accidents.

Many Muslim-majority nations draw on Islamic legislation, however the Taliban interpretation is an outlier.

U.N. Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres has known as a Taliban ban on ladies working an unacceptable violation of Afghan human rights.

On April 5, Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers knowledgeable the United Nations that Afghan ladies employed with the U.N. mission may not report for work. Support companies have warned that the ban on ladies working will influence their capability to ship pressing humanitarian assist in Afghanistan.

The Taliban beforehand banned ladies from going to highschool past the sixth grade and girls from most public life and work. In December, they banned Afghan ladies from working at native and non-governmental teams — a measure that on the time didn’t lengthen to U.N. workplaces.

Below the primary Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001, public corporal punishment and executions have been carried out by officers in opposition to people convicted of crimes, typically in massive venues corresponding to sports activities stadiums and at city intersections.

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