Taliban publicly flogs three men and a woman in Kabul

The Taliban publically flogged four individuals including a woman in Paghman district of Kabul on Sunday, for alledged “moral crimes”.

According to a Taliban Supreme Court newsletter, the four individuals were arrested in the Qargha neighborhood of Kabul and the group’s local court sentenced the individuals to three months imprisonment and 20 lashes.

The Taliban’s Supreme Court has stated that the sentence was carried out in public with the intention of serving as a warning to the offenders and setting an example for others.

The act of physically and publicly punishing individuals by the Taliban has drawn significant criticism from human rights organisations. But the group justifies its actions by stating that they are adhering to Islamic punishment laws.