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Taliban Members Hang One Body of the Alleged Kidnapper to the Main Square in Afghanistan

The Taliban hanged the body of a person suspected of kidnapping from a crane in the Herat city square in western Afghanistan as a warning.

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Taliban members hung a suspected kidnapper in a crane. (Photo: KSTP TV)

Taliban Hanged the Dead Body of a Suspected Kidnapper

In a recently published article in MSN News, on Saturday, the Taliban hanged a body from a crane stationed in a major square in Afghanistan. This horrifying scene signaled a return to the hard-line movement’s past brutal tactics of the Taliban.

Four bodies were taken to Herat’s major square by Taliban officials. According to Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the outskirts of town, they then moved three of them to various parts of the city for public display and exhibition.

Taliban officials said the four were captured early Saturday and murdered by police, according to Seddiqi. In a published story by the Associated Press, Ziaulhaq Jalali, a Taliban-appointed district police chief in Herat, claimed that after an exchange of gunfire, Taliban forces released a father and son abducted by four kidnappers.

Executions and Amputations Under the Rule of Taliban

Since the Taliban took control of the nation on Aug. 15, Afghans and the rest of the world have been waiting to see whether they would return to the brutal rule of the late 1990s, which featured public stonings and limb amputations in front of huge audiences at a stadium.

Taliban founder Mullah Nooruddin Turabi warned on Thursday that executions and hand amputations will resume in the country. Nonetheless, he voiced doubts about whether the penalties would be carried out openly, according to an ALJAZEERA article.

Meanwhile, after capturing Kabul, the Taliban toppled the Afghan government, forcing President Ashraf Ghani to leave. Since then, the question of whether the group would restore the harsh punishments employed during their former rule in Afghanistan has sparked public discussion and media inquiries.

Mullah Nooruddin Turabi further said that although everyone scolded them for the stadium’s fines, they did not mention the laws and sanctions of other countries. He went on to say, “No one is going to tell us what laws we should have. We shall adhere to Islam and base our rules on the Quran” according to a Yahoo News article.

Needless to say, international authorities, including members of the Biden administration, have urged the Taliban to respect the rights of women who have been compelled to wear burqas and are confined to their houses. According to the group’s understanding of Islamic law, women and girls were also prohibited from access to education.