Taliban-led Supreme Court says 19 people lashed in northeastern Afghanistan

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Taliban-led Supreme Court says 19 people lashed in northeastern Afghanistan
The Taliban's supreme spiritual leader this month met with judges and said they should carry out punishments consistent with sharia law.
By REUTERS
Published: NOVEMBER 21, 2022

Nineteen people were publicly lashed in northeastern Afghanistan this month, the Taliban supreme court said on Monday, among the first major signs of the ruling group applying its strict interpretation of sharia (Islamic law) to criminal justice.

"After consideration and a strict sharia investigation, each of them was sentenced to 39 lashes," supreme court spokesperson Mawlawi Enayatullah said, adding that nine women were among those lashed. The punishments took place in the northeastern province of Takhar on Nov. 11 after Friday prayers on the order of provincial courts, the spokesperson said.

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