Taliban publicly flogs individual in Maidan Wardak for theft

MAIDAN WARDAK, Afghanistan — The Taliban administered a public flogging to an individual in the Sayedabad district of Maidan Wardak province on Wednesday, the Taliban’s Supreme Court said.

The court’s statement disclosed that the individual, accused of theft, received 39 lashes.

This incident is part of a series of public punishments the Taliban has carried out over the past two years, targeting hundreds for various alleged crimes.

The international community has expressed deep concerns over the absence of a fair judicial process by the Taliban, which has faced significant criticism from human rights organizations. Despite this, the Taliban continues to enforce corporal punishment, justifying the practice as adherence to Sharia law.