US condemns Taliban’s reported plan to reinstate executions, amputations

US State Division spokesman Ned Value holds a press briefing on Afghanistan on the State Division in Washington, U.S., August 16, 2021. Photograph: Reuters
  • Acts [of using amputations and executions as punishment in Afghanistan] would represent gross abuses of human rights, says US State Division spokesperson Ned Value.
  • Senior Taliban official Mullah Nooruddin Turabi says amputations are “mandatory for safety”.
  • Since taking energy in Afghanistan on August 15, the Taliban have been promising a milder type of rule than of their earlier tenure

US State Division spokesperson Ned Value stated on Friday that Washington condemns within the strongest phrases reported feedback by a Taliban official who stated the group would restore the usage of amputations and executions as punishment in Afghanistan.

Responding to Taliban chief Mullah Nooruddin Turabi’s comments to The Associated Press, Value stated the acts would represent gross abuses of human rights.

Turabi, now answerable for prisons, informed AP Information amputations had been “mandatory for safety”.

He stated these punishments will not be meted out in public, as they had been below earlier Taliban rule within the Nineteen Nineties.

In an interview with the publication, Turabi dismissed outrage over the Taliban’s executions up to now, which typically befell in entrance of crowds at a stadium, and he warned the world towards interfering with Afghanistan’s new rulers.

“Everybody criticised us for the punishments within the stadium, however now we have by no means stated something about their legal guidelines and their punishments,” Turabi was quoted as saying, talking in Kabul. “Nobody will inform us what our legal guidelines needs to be. We’ll comply with Islam and we’ll make our legal guidelines on the Quran.”

Since taking energy in Afghanistan on 15 August the Taliban have been promising a milder type of rule than of their earlier tenure. However there have already been a number of stories of human rights abuses carried out throughout the nation.

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