Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Afghanistan Mulls Reinstating Stoning For Adultery

It's the 21st century, and according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) some officials within the Afghan government are lobbying to get public stoning for adultery back into the penal code. The Taliban enjoyed that public form of punishment/entertainment when they reigned supreme some 12 years ago. So popular, they were held in the Ghazi Stadium in Kabul.

A draft, put together by the Justice Ministry, proposes stoning for married adulterers and flogging for unmarried ones- remember, sex outside of marriage under Shariah law is considered adultery.

“Men and women who commit adultery shall be punished based on the circumstances to one of the following punishments: lashing, stoning [to death],” article 21 states. The draft goes on to specify that the stoning should be public, in article 23.

And we're thinking of staying on past 2014??

Sources: RFE/RL, Gulf News

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