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Afghanistan`s judge whips man for drinking alcohol

Last Updated: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 11:26

Kabul: A man in Afghanistan was publicly whipped by a judge as punishment for drinking alcohol.

The lashing was carried out inside a courtroom in Jalalabad last week, the BBC reports.

The Afghan Human Rights Commission has expressed concern about the incident.

According to the report, most punishments of this nature are carried out by the Taliban.

Such punishments are legal under the Afghan Constitution but are rarely implemented.


First Published: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 11:26
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