Montag, 14.11.2022 / 13:51 Uhr

Taliban: Scharia wird nun auch im Strafrecht umgesetzt

Thomas von der Osten-Sacken

Es geht schnell jetzt in Afghanistan, seit die Taliban gemerkt haben, dass, solange sie Flüchtlinge zurücknehmen - etwa über 40.000 alleine aus der Türkei -, und nicht allzu offen international agierende Terroristen unterstützen, sich niemand im Westen mehr groß dafür interessiert, was sie tun:"

"Afghanistan’s supreme leader has ordered judges to fully implement aspects of Islamic law that include public executions, stonings, floggings and the amputation of limbs for thieves, the Taliban’s chief spokesman said.

Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted on Sunday that the “obligatory” command by Haibatullah Akhundzada came after the secretive leader met with a group of judges.

Akhundzada, who has not been filmed or photographed in public since the Taliban returned to power in August last year, rules by decree from Kandahar, the movement’s birthplace and spiritual heartland.

The Taliban promised a softer version of the harsh rule that characterised their first stint in power, from 1996-2001, but have gradually clamped down on rights and freedoms.

“Carefully examine the files of thieves, kidnappers and seditionists,” Mujahid quoted Akhundzada as saying. Those files in which all the sharia [Islamic law] conditions of hudud and qisas have been fulfilled, you are obliged to implement. This is the ruling of sharia, and my command, which is obligatory.”