According to a government spokesman, authorities in Afghanistan have hanged a murderer. This is the country’s first public hanging since the Taliban organisation retook power last year.
The declaration on Wednesday, December 7 underlined the objectives of Afghanistan’s new leaders to uphold their view of Islamic law, or sharia, and to keep up the hard-line measures they have undertaken since taking power in August 2021.
According to Zabihullah Mujahid, the top Taliban government spokesman, the victim’s father executed him in front of hundreds of witnesses and other high-ranking Taliban officials in western Farah province. Some government representatives arrived from Kabul.
After receiving the permission of three of the nation’s top courts and Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban supreme leader, the decision to execute the sentence was “decided very carefully,” according to Mujahid.
The man who was put to death was named as Tajmir from the province of Herat and was found guilty of killing another man five years prior and robbing him of his motorcycle and cell phone. Mustafa, a resident of the neighbouring province of Farah, was named as the victim. Afghan males frequently solely go by one name.
Tajmir was detained by Taliban security forces after Tajmir was implicated in the crime by the victim’s family, according to a statement from Mujahid, the spokesman. Tajmir had allegedly admitted to the homicide, according to the statement, which did not specify when the arrest occurred. Mujahid stated that the victim’s father had used an assault rifle on Wednesday to shoot Tajmir three times. The event occurred after Taliban leader Akhunzada gave judges the go-ahead to completely implement all aspects of Islamic law, including public executions, last month.
Those found guilty of crimes in Taliban tribunals were subjected to public executions, floggings, and stonings during the former Taliban government of the nation in the late 1990s.