France condemns Taliban’s “remarks decision to resume stoning women to death’

The French Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the Taliban’s decision to resume “stoning women to death” and inflicting corporal punishment on them.

The ministry, in a statement, called the decision horrific, stating it adds to the many other violations of fundamental rights and freedoms committed by the Taliban against Afghan women since its takeover by force in August 2021.

“We urge the Taliban to reverse its policy of oppression and erasure of women and girls,” the statement noted.

Together with active contributions from France, the statement said, the UN Security Council has established that respect for women’s rights is a precondition for any dialogue.

This comes as the Taliban’s supreme court in a statement on Saturday revealed that six people, including one woman, have been publicly flogged in the province of Logar.