Taliban publicly flogs man in Ghazni

Taliban on Tuesday publicly flogged a man in the central province of Ghazni on charges of “illicit relations”.

According to a Taliban statement, the individual was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and was lashed 39 times.

Taliban has not provided details about the man. It has stated that the punishment was carried out in the Maqur district of Ghazni.

In last 12 days, Taliban has publicly flogged at least 37 people in various provinces.

Over the past three years, hundreds have been flogged publicly across different regions for various offenses.

The practice of public corporal punishment by the Taliban and the sentencing procedures of their courts have been strongly condemned by international human rights organizations and the United Nations.