AFGHANISTAN: COUPLE STONED TO DEATH BY TALIBAN ON ADULTERY CHARGES
September 12, 2015: A man and woman were stoned to death by Taliban militants in northern Sar-i-Pul province for having immoral contacts.
Abdul Jabar Haqbin, acting governor of Sar-i-Pul province said that Taliban had kidnapped the man and woman 3 days before.
He said Taliban planned to execute the hostages on September 11 but it was delayed due to an airstrike by Afghan forces.
Haqbin added that the execution was ultimately carried in Kata Qala area of Suzma Qala District.
Reports suggest that both the woman and man have children.
Taliban announce punishment to villagers based on the decision of their illegal courts, also called 'desert courts'.
They assign judges in large areas coming under their control.
Before this incident, Taliban have publicly executed people in different parts of the country including Nangarhar, Logar, Ghazni, Helmand, Zabul and Farah provinces. (Source: rawa.org, September 12, 2015)