- Afghanistan’s Hibatullah Akhundzada orders strict implementation of Islamic legislation.
- This consists of public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs for thieves.
- Rights for ladies have regressed underneath Taliban rule.
Afghanistan’s supreme chief has ordered judges to completely implement features of Islamic legislation that embrace public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs for thieves, the Taliban’s chief spokesperson stated.
Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted late on Sunday that the “compulsory” command by Hibatullah Akhundzada got here after the secretive chief met with a bunch of judges.
Akhundzada, who has not been filmed or photographed in public for the reason that Taliban returned to energy in August 2021, guidelines by decree from Kandahar, the motion’s birthplace and non secular heartland.
The Taliban promised a softer model of the cruel rule that characterised their first stint in energy, from 1996-2001, however have step by step clamped down on rights and freedoms.
“Rigorously look at the recordsdata of thieves, kidnappers and seditionists,” Mujahid quoted Akhundzada as saying.
“These recordsdata wherein all of the sharia (Islamic legislation) situations of hudud and qisas have been fulfilled, you’re obliged to implement.”
That is the ruling of sharia, and my command, which is compulsory.
Mujahid was not accessible Monday to develop on his tweet.
Hudud refers to offences which, underneath Islamic legislation, sure varieties of punishment are mandated, whereas qisas interprets as “retaliation in type” – successfully a watch for a watch.
Hudud crimes embrace adultery – and falsely accusing somebody of it – consuming alcohol, theft, kidnapping and freeway theft, apostasy and riot.
Qisas covers homicide and deliberate damage, amongst different issues, but in addition permits for the households of victims to just accept compensation in lieu of punishment.
Members of the Taliban sit subsequent to the tomb of late Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar, at Omarzo in Suri district of Zabul province.
Islamic students say crimes resulting in hudud punishment require a really excessive diploma of proof, together with – within the case of adultery – confession, or being witnessed by 4 grownup male Muslims.
Girls specifically, have seen hard-won rights evaporate previously 15 months, and they’re more and more being squeezed out of public life.
Most feminine authorities staff have misplaced their jobs – or are being paid a pittance to remain at dwelling – whereas girls are additionally barred from travelling with no male family member and should cowl up with a burqa or hijab when out of the house.
Prior to now week, the Taliban additionally banned girls from coming into parks, funfairs, gyms and public baths.