Afghan interim government of the Taliban has publically flogged 27 people including women a day after the first public execution of a convicted murderer.
The Supreme Court said in a statement that 27 criminals were publicly flogged on Thursday in Charikar, the capital of the Parwan province.
It stated that all of the defendants admitted their misdeeds before the court without using any coercion and were satisfied with the penalty.
According to the report, nine women were also among those who had committed crimes such as sodomy, fraud, fabricating a witness, forging documents, buying and selling tablet K (drugs), debauchery, leaving their homes, highway robbery, and illicit relationships.
Taliban’s aimed to impose Sharia law of punishment in Afghanistan.
In response to criticism of the public penalties from the world, their chief spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid argued that it was disrespectful to Islam.
Chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, “The criticism showed outsiders don’t have respect for the beliefs, laws, and internal issues of the Muslims.”
According to an eyewitness people were chanting “Allahu Akbar” and “we want the law of god to be implemented on our soil”.
The witness further stated that people were taunting those receiving floggings by shouting, “Will you do that again?”