Monday, August 9, 2010

Abortion by proxy?

While Turkey is still silent about the situation of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (who was convicted of adultery in Iran and face dead by stoning, now by hanging) the Taliban in Afghanistan  publicly flogged and then executed a pregnant Afghan widow by firing three shots into her head for alleged adultery today: pronto!

Bibi Sanubar, 35, was kept in captivity for three days before she was shot dead in a public trial on Sunday by a local Taliban commander in the Qadis district of the rural western province Badghis.
The Taliban accused Sanubar of having an "illicit affair" that left her pregnant. She was first punished with 200 lashes in public before being shot, dead.
"She was shot in the head in public while she was still pregnant," a police officer said.
A local Taliban commander, Mohammad Yousuf, carried out the execution before the woman's body was dumped in an area under government control.
The execution is a grim reminder of the Taliban's harsh six-year rule, from 1996 to 2001 in Afghanistan. The radical Islamists staged public stonings or lashings of those found to have committed adultery or sex outside marriage.
The then-Taliban government would also chop off the hands and feet of those accused of theft and robbery.
The man who allegedly had an affair with Sanubar was not punished.
And this is where so many people, especially women, in Afghanistan are afraid of when all Western forces have left Afghanistan...

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