DW: When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in 2021, many expected the fundamentalist group to rule differently this time around. More than a year later, the Taliban have proven them wrong. Recently, Taliban officials publicly lashed dozens of men and women that they found guilty of “moral crimes.” The punishments took place in the
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi November 24, 2022 The Taliban has begun imposing strict Islamic punishments across Afghanistan by publicly flogging dozens of men and women in several provinces for crimes such as theft and adultery. Last week, the Taliban’s supreme court said that more than two dozen people were publicly flogged for “committing adultery, theft, or
AP: A local court in the Netherlands ruled on Wednesday that Dutch forces unlawfully bombed a residential complex in Afghanistan in 2007, and ordered the state to pay financial compensation to the victims. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: The Taliban tried the youngsters in public at 11:00 o’clock on Tuesday morning (November 22nd) at the Shahr-e Wahdat Mosque on the outskirt of Argo district. Taliban members whipped each of them with 39 lashes for chatting on the phone, sources detailed. It is worth noting that two months ago, a boy and a
Tolo News: Mazar-e-Sharif residents expressed concerns about Islamic Emirate’s [Taliban] security forces members not wearing uniforms, saying that civilians have a problem distinguishing security forces from criminal imposters. Residents said that recently crime has increased in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Local sources in Ghor province confirm the Taliban have imprisoned a young man for posting critical content on his Facebook page. In an interview on Monday, sources said the young man was arrested for criticizing lawlessness in the province. Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, many people have been arrested and tortured
Khaama: The Taliban supreme leader in a meeting with judges stated that enforcing Sharia law and obeying his orders are “Wajib” and stressed that the judges should not hesitate in implementing Hadd and Qisas. Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s spokesperson, described the judges’ meeting with Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban’s supreme leader, and quoted him as
Daily Sabah: An investigation was launched after Turkish police found the bodies of five Afghan nationals with stab wounds in a house in the capital Ankara on Thursday. The five bodies were found after family members contacted police and reported the five to be missing, Anadolu Agency said. Afghans are believed to be the second-largest
8am: Residents of Ghazni’s Malistan district raised this request on Tuesday (November 8th) after the district governor of the Taliban admitted that they killed Mohammad Zaman Wakili, a student of a madrassa, based on an allegedly false report. A number of residents of Malistan district and the family members of the victim, in a meeting
HRW: Two years ago today, former Tolo News TV presenter Yama Siawash was killed in a car bombing on November 7, 2020, moments after he climbed into a government-owned vehicle in Kabul. Despite the high-profile nature of the attack, the former Afghan government failed to carry out a thorough investigation or prosecute anyone for the