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March-29-01

Taliban Publicly Lashes Woman Accused of Extra-Marital Sex

The terrorist Taliban regime publicly lashed a woman accused of having sex with a man who was not her husband. The woman received 100 lashes with a leather strap this week; the man involved had been punished earlier. The lashing is punishment under the Taliban’s strict Islamic Sharia law. Since taking control of Afghanistan in 1996, the Taliban has issued a series of draconian edicts stripping women and girls of their rights to education, work, and mobility.

Media Resources: Afghan Foreign Press – March 28, 2001


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