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Stoning Of Afghan Couple For Adultery Sparks Debate On Shari'a Law

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has added his voice to those condemning the Taliban-orchestrated execution by stoning of a young couple charged with adultery.

The stonings in the northeastern province of Konduz on August 15 are considered the first such executions ordered by the Taliban since its overthrow from power nine years ago.

The executions, carried out in a village under Taliban control, have been widely condemned by Afghan civil-society representatives, international human rights watchdogs, and prominent Muslim scholars in Afghanistan and beyond.

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Stoning Of Afghan Couple For Adultery Sparks Debate On Shari'a Law

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