Unrepentant Taliban say 17-yr-old “flogged” girl should have actually been “stoned to death”

April 4th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Peshawar, Apr.4 (ANI): While the whole world has expressed shock over the Taliban’s barbaric act of publicly flogging a teenage girl, the Taliban seems to have no regret over the issue as it has said that in actuality the 17 year old girl should have been probably stoned to death for her ‘crime’.

The Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan, defending its act, said the incident happened nine months ago, and that telecasting the video was a conspiracy to sabotage the peace accord.

Khan said the girl was punished for living for three years with her father-in-law instead of her husband at that time.

“The actual punishment for adultery was stoning to death. However, as there were no Qazis at that time, the girl was awarded punishment of 40 lashes,” Khan said callously.

He refused to condemn the attack saying both the girl and his father-in-law had confessed.

The News quoted Khan, as saying that it was not only the girl who was punished, but her father-in-law was also awarded the same punishment. (ANI)

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