New video emerges Afghan woman's execution by Taliban

    New video emerges Afghan woman's execution by Taliban

    May 7, Kabul: A video has emerged showing the public killing of a woman after her alleged conviction by an informal Taliban court of killing her husband.

    The video was shot in Jowzjan Province a month or two ago and has just surfaced on social media, official said.

    A crowd listens as the verdict is given before the woman, sitting on the ground in a burqa, is shot in the back of the head. The Taliban have not commented.

    According to the reports, the Taliban used to publicly execute women - usually over adultery - in the main stadium in the capital Kabul when they were in power in Afghanistan in the 1990s.

    In August 2011, a woman and a man she had eloped with were stoned to death in the district of Dashte Archi in Kunduz province.

    A Taliban spokesman defended the 2011 incident at the time saying: "Anyone who knows about Islam knows that stoning is in the Koran, and that it is Islamic law.

    In March, a woman called Farkhunda Malikzada was savagely beaten and set ablaze in central Kabul after being falsely accused of burning a copy of the Koran.

    The murder triggered protests across the country and led to global condemnation of the treatment of Afghan women, BBC reported.

    The Oslo Times


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