Stoning is in draft revision of country’s penal code

Proposal to bring back one of the most repugnant symbols of Taliban regime is in draft revision of country’s penal code.

Afghan government officials have proposed reintroducing public stoning as a punishment for adultery, Human Rights Watch said, even though the practice has been denounced both inside and outside the country as one of the most repugnant symbols of the Taliban regime.

The sentence for married adulterers, along with flogging for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code being managed by the ministry of justice.

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