The Taliban hung the dead on a crane and displayed them
In the Afghan city of Herat, the Taliban released four bodies as a warning to the public. At the same time, they announced that there would be public executions and cuts again.
D.The Taliban, who rule Afghanistan, hanged the bodies of four suspected kidnappers in the western city of Herat on Saturday. Shir Ahmed Muhajir, deputy governor of Herat province, said hanging corpses on cranes should be a “lesson” to prevent smuggling.
After the Taliban came to power in mid-August, displaying corpses was the biggest public punishment. A video shows one of the victims hanging from a crane with a warning on his chest: “This is how kidnappers are punished.”
Muhajir informed security forces that a businessman and his son had been abducted in Herat on Saturday morning. The arteries were then blocked by police and the Taliban took a stand at the checkpoint.
There was a gunfight. “One of our Mujahideen was wounded” and “four kidnappers were killed,” Muhajir told AFP in a statement after a gun battle that lasted several minutes. “We are the Islamic Emirate,” Muhajir said. “No one should harm our nation.”
Mullah Nuruddin Durabi, one of the founders of the Taliban, is considered a hardliner and has already announced that public punishment measures such as the death penalty or amputation of hands will be repeated. Since the regime took office on August 15, there have been fears that tough Taliban regimes will be restructured.
“Everyone in the stadium criticized us for the punishments, but we said nothing about their laws and punishments,” said Durabi, a former justice minister during the first Taliban regime. “No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam and make our laws according to the Koran.
In the 1990s, the Taliban used the Olympic Stadium in Kabul to carry out public executions in front of hundreds of male spectators. In the past few weeks, Taliban militants have already issued public punishments such as handcuffing and insulting thieves.
Refugee organization asks for donations
At the same time, Peter Ruhenstroth-Bauer, the German director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the executive director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is asking for donations because of the poor state of the population. “UN refugee assistance needs about $ 410 million to fund life-saving operations,” he told RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (Saturday): “In fact, only 42 percent of this is funded by public and private funds.”
This is not only about acute emergencies, but also about continuing existing programs for girls or in the field of education, Ruhenstro-Bauer stressed: “There is a need for work.”
Afghanistan is said to be suffering from a severe crisis. There are more than 3.5 million internally displaced people, including about 630,000 who have been forced to flee to Afghanistan since the beginning of this year. According to experts, half of the 38 million Afghans are currently dependent on aid, and many more are starving.
According to the UN, the crisis should not only seize power in the Taliban, but also perpetuate drought and corona epidemics. Only recently has UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of an economic catastrophe.
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