Taliban’s supreme court officials said they have issued more than 170 retribution verdicts all over Afghanistan since the group’s return to power in August 2021.
Abdul Malik Haqqani, the Administrative Deputy of the Islamic Emirate’s supreme court, said on Thursday, May 4, via a video call that Taliban leadership is committed to carrying on the execution of the sentence of retribution in Afghanistan.
“Taliban courts have issued 175 retribution cases, 79 floggings, and 37 Stoning thus far throughout the country,” the official in a video call said.
He further added, Taliban courts have implemented Sharia limits on 103 people and has considered punishment for 1562 other people allegedly accused of different crimes.
Certain verdicts have already been implemented and others will be executed in the coming future, the court official stated.
Meanwhile, the sentence of retribution was implemented for the first time after the return of the Islamic Emirate to Afghanistan last year on a person in Farah province.
Afghanistan’s de facto authorities have implemented strict Islamic Sharia laws including public execution, flogging, and stoning in different parts of the country. The move prompted widespread condemnations from the international community and human rights groups.