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Taliban accused of killing woman on adultery charges

Taliban accused of killing woman on adultery charges

Mar 27, 2016 - 14:18

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon shot dead a woman on adultery charges in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Sunday, but the militants rejected the charge as baseless.

A 20-year-old mother of two was shot dead on Saturday night in the Mimlik village of Faizabad district. The woman was accused by her in-laws of having adultery.

She was handed her over to the Taliban a few days ago, the district chief, Saira Shakib, told Pajhwok Afghan News. The shooting of the woman was a conspiracy, he claimed.

Her in-laws did not name the man with whom the accused had illicit relations, according to the official, who demanded a thoroughgoing probe into the murder

But the detective chief at the police headquarters, Abdul Rahim, was unaware of the incident.

“The woman was killed by a group of Taliban led by Maulviinfo-icon Ahmad Shah,” said the Afghanistaninfo-icon Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) head for Jawzjan, Sar-i-Pul and Faryab provinces.

MaghfiratSamimivoiced concern at the decision of the Taliban court without any proof, saying the victim’s husband had not referred the case to a government court.

He asked the security organs to look into the murder and arrest the killers forthwith.

However, Taliban spokesmanZabihullah Mujahid denied they had killed the woman. He said the woman’s husband had complained to them regarding her immoral behaviour.

“The woman was shot dead by her husband and the Taliban were not involved in the murder,” Mujahid concluded.



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