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Taliban bans public punishment

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:16 PM, 17 October 2021  



The Taliban government has banned public punishment for any crime in Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said this on Twitter on Thursday.

He said the Afghan Cabinet had decided that any crime could not be “publicly punished”. However, if the Supreme Court of the country says to punish the perpetrators in public, then it can be done. 

Zabiullah Mujahid further said that after convicting a criminal, details about his punishment should be informed. This will allow people to know about his crime.

Earlier, four kidnappers were killed in a “gun battle” in the western Afghan city of Herat. On September 25, Taliban members hung their bodies on a crane and toured various parts of the city.

A local government official claimed that this was done to “deter” others from committing such crimes out of fear. The incident sparked strong criticism of the Taliban for alleged human rights abuses.

Noted that the Taliban took power in Afghanistan on August 15 this year. They formed an interim government in early September.

Source: Dawn