Afghanistan Might Restore Stoning

Afghanistan's government is considering restoring stoning for adultery, a punishment used by the Taliban during its time in power. "Men and women who commit adultery shall be punished based on the circumstances to one of the following punishments: lashing, stoning [to death]," states article 21 of a draft of the new penal code. Article 23 of the draft, being drawn up by the ministry of justice, specifies that the stoning should be public. Unmaried adulterers would face 100 lashes under the changes.

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