The Taliban will once again apply executions and amputations as punishments in Afghanistan – El Tiempo Latino

The Taliban regained control of Afghanistan from mid-August.

Since they regained power in Afghanistan on August 15, the Taliban have ensured that their regime would be slightly more moderate than the one they imposed in the 1990s.

That moderation, however, could be quite limited.

His new head of prisons, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, told the AP news agency that the new government will resume extreme punishments such as executions and amputations.

Turabi, who in the 90’s was the head of the religious police, assured that this time those punishments will not be applied in the public light as they did 20 years ago.

The official assured that the amputations are “necessary for security.”

In addition, he rejected the criticism they had received in the past for his policy of public executions.

“No one is going to tell us how our laws should be”, he claimed.

The return of amputations and executions is not the only sign that the restraint promised by the Taliban is far less than what Western governments expect.

Under the Taliban regime there have been reports of a substantial increase in restrictions on women.

Since they regained power, there have been numerous reports on the commission of alleged human rights violations that occurred throughout the country.

This Thursday, the NGO Human Rights Watch warned that the Taliban in Herat were “looking for high-profile women, denying women freedom of movement outside their homes and imposing a mandatory dress code.”

Previously, in August, Amnesty International accused the Taliban of being behind the massacre of nine people belonging to the Hazara minority.

Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said then that the “brutality and cold blood” of these killings were “a reminder of the past of the Taliban and a shocking indicator of what the Taliban government could bring”.

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