Taliban punishes 10, including women, in public in Maidan Wardak Province

At least 10 individuals, including two women, were subjected to public punishment in Maidan Wardak Province on Wednesday, as per a Taliban announcement.

The supreme court of the Taliban stated that nine people received sentences from the primary court in the Chak district, while one person was sentenced by the court in the provincial center. The charges against these individuals included adultery, sodomy, and immorality, following the completion of their prison terms. However, specifics regarding the nature of the punishment were not disclosed.

This event is part of a broader pattern of the Taliban administering public corporal punishment for various alleged criminal offenses, including public lashings and executions.

Human rights organizations have expressed severe criticism of these actions. Amnesty International has highlighted concerns regarding the lack of fair trial rights under Taliban rule.