Taliban Flogs and Shoots Pregnant Woman For Adultery
August 10, 2010
Bibi Sanubar, a 35-year-old widow, was accused of having an “illicit sexual relationship” with a man in her village which resulted in her becoming pregnant, RAW reports.
While the man was not punished for the affair, Sanubar was held captive for three days before being whipped in the street, then executed for her “crime”.
The horrific incident is one of a huge surge in public executions, which have included pregnant women and children. The UN reports a 95% increase in these executions since the beginning of 2010, proof of a changing direction in brutality from an already brutal ruling organization.
A spokesperson for the Taliban denied the claims, calling it “Western propaganda” meant to destabilize belief in the system of rule within Afghanistan.
However, this seems like an unlikely explanation, as executions have been caught by human rights workers all over the country, including young children being killed in front of parents.
This follows reports issued by the UN this morning, which said that there had been a 31% increase in civilian deaths by insurgents, and a 55% increase in child deaths in the same attacks.