16 ‘alleged’ convicts were publicly flogged by the Taliban in Helmand. Taliban authorities at the information and Culture Department in Helmand confirmed they have flogged these people on various charges in public.
The Taliban-appointed Deputy Director of Information and Culture Department for Helman, Mohammad Qasim Riaz, said on Thursday that these people were flogged on charges of committing robbery, having extramarital affairs and breaching social and moral principles.
According to him, each of these people was given 30 to 39 lashes.
The Taliban have flogged several dozens of citizens across Afghanistan on various charges ranging from robbery to having extramarital affairs.