Taliban order full implementation of Islamic law
KNT Web Desk
The Taliban’s chief spokesperson has said that Afghanistan’s supreme leader has ordered the judges to fully implement aspects of the Islamic law that include public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs for thieves.
In a tweet, Zabihullah Mujahid noted that Hibatullah Akhundzada gave the “obligatory” command, which was finalised after the secretive leader met with a group of judges.
Mujahid quoted Akhundzada as saying: “Carefully examine the files of thieves, kidnappers and seditionists. 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.”
News agency AFP reported that Akhundzada rules by decree from Kandahar. Notably, Akhundzada has not been filmed or photographed in public since the Taliban returned to power in August last year.