Afghanistan: Man, woman given 100 lashes for adultery

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Kabul, Sept 2: A man and a woman in Afghanistan found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes in public view , media reported.

The incident was reported from Ghor province of the country on Monday where a judge lashed man and woman. The entire incident was filmed by crowd watching the lashing.

Afghan man, woman get 100 lashes

In the footage, a woman can be seen wrapped in a head-to-toe burqa and a man each receive the punishment from a man in a turban wielding a leather whip, watched by a group of mostly seated men.

Public lashings and executions were common practice under the Taliban from 1996-2001. The Islamist militant group was ousted from power by a US led coalition.

Both man and woman, whose sentencing was backed by provincial government, stayed in crouching position throughout and did not appear to cry out.

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According to judge, the punishment meted to the couple was in line with the constitution and criminal law. A spokesman for the justice ministry was unavailable for comment.

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