Taliban has ordered the local officials to avoid public execution unless the Afghanistan Supreme Court issues an order for the same. The Council of Ministers reached a decision that no public punishment will be carried out when there is no need to publicise the convict and till the court issues an order.
“Public executions and hanging of bodies should be avoided unless the supreme court issues an order for such an action,” said Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid.
He added, “If the offender is punished, the punishment must be explained so that the people know about the crime.”
Recently, the United States condemned the Taliban’s plans to reinstate amputations and executions as a type of punishment in Afghanistan.
“We condemn in the strongest terms reports of reinstating amputations and executions of Afghans. The acts, the Taliban are talking about here, would constitute clear gross abuses of human rights, and we stand firm with the international community to hold perpetrators of any such abuses accountable,” said State Department spokesperson Ned Price.