​Amnesty International Denounces Punishments in Islam

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August 17, 2010

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Amnesty International denounces punishments in Islam. Amnesty International confirms that Taliban forces used punishments in Islam to stone a couple. The couple were charged with adultery, according to Amnesty International.

Adultery is illegal, according to one of the punishments in Islam. Taliban forces which used stoning as punishment for the couple in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The area is where Nato and UN officials are poring over the latest Taliban proposal to establish a joint commission to investigate civilian casualties. The couple were stoned to death for committing adultery. The sentence is one of the punishments in Islam.

Amnesty International described as the first confirmed stoning in the country since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. Militants ordered the stoning after a married man, and a single woman were accused of eloping. Amnesty International called the stoning a “heinous crime” that showed the Taliban and other insurgent groups “are growing increasingly brutal in their abuses against Afghans.”

“Amnesty International has warned that the Afghan government should not sacrifice human rights, particularly the rights of women and minorities, in the name of reconciliation with the Taliban and other insurgent groups,” a spokesman for the group said in a statement. The Taliban’s sincerity in asking for the joint inquiry into civilian deaths has been called into question. The stoning punishment for illegal adultery will cause further disquiet.

The woman was 20-year-old, Sadiqa. Her lover, 28-year-old Qayum, left his wife to run away with her. The two had holed up in a friend’s house five days ago. They were discovered by Taliban operatives on Sunday and stoned to death in front a crowd of about 150 men.