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Taliban publicly stone woman to death in Ghor

Taliban publicly stone woman to death in Ghor

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Oct 26, 2015 - 19:46

FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon militants stoned a woman to death in public and whipped a man after the couple had eloped in western Ghorinfo-icon province, officials said on Monday.

The 20-year-old married woman, who was stoned to death, and the man, who received 100 lashes, had escaped to Murghab locality and they were punished in Firozkoh, the provincial capital, on Sunday, said Abdul Ghafor, a resident of the area.

Taliban found the couple after their elopement and punished them according to Shariahinfo-icon law, he said.

Gen. Hanif Nuristani, the provincial National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) chief, said the Taliban stoned the woman and awarded lashes to the man without proving their crime.

Abdul Hai Khatibi, the governor’s spokesman, said it was government’s responsibility to punish suspects after their crimes were proven.

The Taliban have not yet commented about the incident.

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