Taliban publicly punishes four in Helmand

The Taliban’s Supreme Court said in a statement that four people were publicly punished in Helmand on Wednesday.

The court’s statement noted that the individuals faced public punishment on accusations of “theft, sodomy, and having an affair”, with the Taliban’s local judicial officials present.

However, the statement did not detail the type of punishment administered.

Over the past two years, Taliban has publicly lashed hundreds on various accusations. Human rights organizations have repeatedly expressed concerns over the Taliban’s use of corporal punishment.