A couple, accused of adultery was stoned to death by armed militants in northern Afghanistan, an official revealed on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
The Head of media relations department in the governor’s office in northern province of Sar-i-Pol, Hamid Elmi, said: “A couple was found guilty of adultery charges during a Taliban court hearing in Qalai Sorkh area of Sozma Qala district.”
He explained that Sozma Qala was a volatile district of the Taliban controlled province, adding that the government kept mute to the incident.
Taliban extremists practice public executions as part of their legal system in the districts where they have wrested control from the central government.
Similarly, a young boy and girl were publicly punished with 100 lashes each after they were found guilty of adultery charges in central province of Ghor, some two weeks ago.