Amnesty International condemned the public execution by the Taliban in southwestern Farah province.
Amnesty International, in reaction to public executions, said on Wednesday (December 7th) in a statement that this act is a gross affront to human dignity which cannot be tolerated
“This retrograde step by the Taliban is a major step back for human rights,” Dinushika Dissanayake, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for South Asia said.
“The deplorable return of public executions in Afghanistan is the latest phase in Taliban’s alarming abuse of human rights in the country. They continue to flagrantly flout human rights principles with complete disregard for international human rights law,” Amnesty’s statement reads.
The Taliban continues to openly violate international human rights laws, according to the rights group.
Human rights experts suggests that executions in public serve no legitimate purpose and only increase the cruel, inhuman and degrading nature of this punishment, the right group detailed.
It is worth noting that the Justice Minister of the former civilian administration in Afghanistan considered the implementation of the public execution in Farah as a domination show by the Taliban rather than the implementation of the Islamic law punishments.