Taliban Publicly Lash Five People in Khost

Reports from eastern Khost province confirm that the Taliban have publicly lashed 5 people on various charges.

Sources told Kabul Now that the Taliban’s appeal court in the province issued the lashing sentences and implemented it on Monday, December 05.

The source added that these people have been lashed on charges of extramarital affairs, moral crimes, theft, drinking alcoholic drinks, and smuggling drugs.

Recently, the Taliban publicly lashed seven people on various charges in the western Ghor province.

This comes a few days after the Taliban flogged a total of 21 people, including six women, on different charges in the provincial sports stadium in the eastern Logar province.

The Taliban Supreme Court flogged 21 men and 6 women in Kabul city on December 2.

The Taliban’s public floggings have also drawn international reactions. The ruling group, however, describes lashing as a Sharia-based punishment while accusing those reacting against it as disrespectful to Islam.