Afghanistan: Regime to impose its interpretation of Sharia law across country

Source: CNN

“The Taliban has ordered judges in Afghanistan to fully impose their interpretation of Sharia Law, including potential public executions, amputations and flogging, a move experts fear will lead to a further deterioration of human rights in the impoverished country. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said Afghanistan’s Supreme Leader Alaiqadar Amirul Momineen made the ‘obligatory’ command after meeting with judges to ‘investigate the cases of thieves, kidnappers, and seditionists.’ … The Taliban’s hardline implementation of the doctrine when the group was last in power from 1996 to 2001 included violent punishments, such as public executions, stoning, floggings and amputations.” (11/15/22)