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Taliban lash girl, man for elopement in Faryab

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Taliban lash girl, man for elopement in Faryab

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Aug 24, 2019 - 15:57

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Local officials on Saturday said Talibaninfo-icon militants lashed a girl and a man for elopement charges in a kangaroo court in Almar district of northwestern Faryab province.

Abdul Karim Yourish, Faryab police spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban militants punished the two persons on elopement in Qarayee area of the district on Friday afternoon.

After the Taliban’s court decision, both the guy, 20 and the girl, 17 was lashed 50 times each, he said, adding the girl was handed over to her family while the guy was still with the Taliban.

Khairullah Qarayee, a former commander in the area said that the girl was engaged but she was eloped with a different man and the Taliban lashed them both in public.

A local Taliban official in Faryab, who wished to go unnamed said that they captured the girl and the guy in Qaisar district of the province on Friday morning.

He said each of the two received 39 lashes. The girl joined back her family but the guy would be in the Taliban’s detention for six months, the source said.

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