The Taliban recover corporal punishment: Cut your hands is very necessary for security

Almost everything in the 'new' Taliban 2.0 smells like rancid. Or blood. He has just confirmed to the Associated Press Agency El Noruddin Turabi, the main

The Taliban recover corporal punishment: Cut your hands is very necessary for security

Almost everything in the 'new' Taliban 2.0 smells like rancid. Or blood. He has just confirmed to the Associated Press Agency El Noruddin Turabi, the mainly designated responsible to apply in Afghanistan one of the most ultramontan interpretations of Shary or Islamic Law. According to him he has explained, in this new era with fundamentalists in charge they will recover severe penalties such as the amputation of extremities. If perhaps, they nuance, they will discuss if they do it or not in public, something harmful to their image.

"Cutting hands is very necessary for security," he has asserted during the interview. He emphasizes that such a practice has a dissuasive effect, and that the cabinet in function is studying how to "develop a policy" around the dissemination or not of these punishments, bounds for its "medieval" critics. Numerous Western countries have warned the new Lords of Kabul that their support will depend on its human rights policy, especially with women.

During his previous government, the Taliban became a bad name at the coast of convictions converted into authentic tricks. Particularly infamous was the use as a beating of Kabul's football stadium, where the sport had been banned under tour orders, a veteran who came out of the war against the Soviets, and with a stump on his leg. According to the law of the hearing that was applied, only the payment of 'blood money' saved from receiving a shot on the nape of the neck. The other savagery were the lapidations.

In 1996, Turabi was Head of the Judiciary and Minister for the Prevention of Vice and the Promotion of Virtue. He was one of the most enthusiastic applicators as the destruction of cassette radios and ribbons, the punishment with beatings of those who shaved too much beard and the obligation to carry a turban in the official headquarters. And, of course, the exclusion of women of all political activity, as well as public life. Decreting lapidations or lashes were a part of the work of it.

Now he says that the Taliban have changed. A few days before Tomasen Kabul, after a lightning offensive, a Judge of the Movement, based on the province of Balkh, assured the BBC chain that he supported one hundred percent rigorist interpretations of his. "In our shary it is clear, who have sex without being married, are a girl or boy, the punishment is a hundred lashes in public [...] but for anyone who is married, he must be lapidated until death." The robbery involves amputation.

Sharia dominates the legal system of countries with Islamic governments such as Saudi Arabia, Iran or Egypt. But each country applies it based on the interpretations of their own schoolchildren and, consequently, differently. Even the previous Afghan government, constituted as Islamic Republic, had the Shary and the death penalty among its possible convictions, although it applied it mostly in cases of terrorism or severe theft and only in the field of prisons.

With the Taliban it is feared that the death penalty is applied again against other actions considered crimes, such as apostasy or adultery, and to be executed in public. "Everyone criticized us for our punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and punishments," Turábi complains to AP. "No one has to come to tell us how our laws should be, we will follow Islam and base our laws in the Qur'an," Turabi sentence.

NGO's concern is based on death sentences like the one who recently received a translator's brother, according to a letter obtained by the CNN chain, in which he was accused of having helped the US and have provided familiar security . It was the third missive, after two in which he was urged to appear before the judge of an Afghan region. Finally, the latter served to dictate that he was "guilty in absentia" for "your servitude to the invading crusaders".

Updated Date: 24 September 2021, 12:31

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