Executions Afghanistan: The Taliban hung a bloodstained body from a crane in a city square in Afghanistan’s Herat on September 25, 2021. The body was allegedly one of four kidnappers killed by the Taliban. A note reading “Whoever kidnaps others, will end up like this,” was pinned to the chest of one of the bodies. The other bodies were moved to other parts of the city for public display.
The gruesome and uncivilized display came a day after the notorious Taliban official warned that extreme punishments such as executions and amputations would resume. The men were killed in a gun battle after allegedly seizing a businessman and his son, a local official said.
There have already been numerous reports of human rights abuses carried out across the country. The Mullah Nooruddin Turabi said on Thursday that extreme punishments such as executions and amputations would resume in Afghanistan as they were “necessary for security”.
In an interview with AP, he said these punishments may not be meted out in public, as they were under previous Taliban rule in the 1990s.
Previously in Afghanistan, convicted murderers were shot in the head by the victim’s family who also had the choice of accepting money and allowing the offender to live.