Afghanistan Considers Return Of Stoning For Adulterers
More than 12 years after the Taliban’s ouster, Afghanistan is considering bringing back stoning as a punishment for adulterers.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | November 25, 2013
Afghanistan is looking to bring back one of its most appalling forms of punishment — what was once a common symbol of Taliban rule.
When this video surfaced two years ago showing a couple getting stoned death by hundreds of their neighbors, it sparked an uproar outside of Afghanistan. (Via BBC)
But within the country, Afghanistan’s justice ministry is considering making public stoning a legal punishment for convicted adulterers. (Via Amnesty International)