New Delhi: The Taliban officials have stated that no public executions would be directed until and unless the Supreme Court orders so.
“Public executions and hanging of bodies should be avoided unless the supreme court issues an order for such an action,” Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesperson stated.
The Council of Ministers has cleared-out that no punishment will be held publicly when it is unnecessary to publicise the execution till the top court issues an order to do so, Mujahid quoted in a tweet.
In case a convict is punished, the Council of Ministers of the Islamic Emirate decided, “the punishment must be accompanied by a reminder that the people are aware of the crime”.
The United States had convicted the plans of Taliban to bring back public executions as a punishment in Afghanistan.
Ned Prince, State Department spokesperson stated, “We condemn in the strongest terms reports of reinstating amputations and executions of Afghans. The acts the Taliban are talking about here would constitute clear gross abuses of human rights, and we stand firm with the international community to hold perpetrators of any such abuses accountable.”