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US condemns Taliban’s move for amputation and execution of criminals

"We are not only observing the statement of the Taliban but also their actions in Afghanistan," said US Department of State spokesperson Ned Price.

US condemns Taliban's move for amputation and execution of criminals-dnm
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Washington D.C., First Published Sep 26, 2021, 11:57 AM IST
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US Department of State spokesperson Ned Price strongly reacted to the recent statement of the Taliban over implementing the Sharia laws, which includes amputation and execution of criminals.

Price said the laws are a clear violation of human rights and they are working along with the international community to ensure human rights in Afghanistan, reported The Khaama Press News Agency.

"We are not only observing the statement of the Taliban but also their actions in Afghanistan," said Price.

The reaction comes after Mullah Noorudin Torabi-head of the prisons of Afghanistan said that they will implement the laws of the late 90s that include amputation and execution, reported The Khaama Press News Agency.

Meanwhile, Price said that the US is standing beside Afghan journalists, civil activists, women, children, human rights advocates, and the disabled ones and asked the Taliban to ensure their rights.

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In a recent move, the Taliban hang four dead bodies of kidnappers after they were killed in an armed confrontation in western Herat province. Taliban did it in order to be a lesson for others, reported The Khaama Press News Agency.

Recently, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, one of the top enforcers of the strict interpretation of Islamic law, had told The Associated Press that executions and amputations would resume shortly because the regulations must be obeyed.

Turabi told the media that everyone chastised them for the stadium penalties. Nonetheless, they have never spoken about their rules or consequences. He went on to say that no one was going to tell us what our laws should be. He went on to say that they will follow Islam and base their rules on the Quran.

"Cutting off hands is essential for security," he remarked, adding that such punishments served as a deterrence. He stated that the Cabinet is considering whether to carry out public sanctions and "create a policy."

(With inputs from agency)  

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