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Taliban court lashes 14 in latest shift to corporal punishments

Taliban court lashes 14 in latest shift to corporal punishments

KABUL: Fourteen people were lashed in a football stadium in eastern Afghanistan, the Taliban-led Supreme Court said on Wednesday, in the latest sign of the ruling group applying its strict interpretation of sharia (Islamic law) to criminal justice.It was the second confirmation of lashings by the Taliban this month, signalling a possible return to practices common in its hardline rule in the 1990s.“Fourteen people, including three women were lashed in the presence of scholars, authorities, and people for different sins including adultery, robbery, and other forms of corruption in a football stadium in the Logar province,” the Supreme Court said on Twitter, adding two other people had also been lashed in eastern Laghman province.The Taliban’s supreme spiritual leader met judges this month and said they should carry out punishments consistent with sharia law, according to a court statement.Other countries have been scrutinising the Taliban’s track record on human rights and women’s right

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