Afghan Taliban publicly execute young woman

Afghan Taliban publicly execute young woman

Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban publicly executed a 19-year-old woman in northern Sar-e-Pul province for abandoning her family due to domestic issues.

Azada, the girl, was first tried in a desert court and then shot dead on Monday by her brother and Taliban militants in Kohistanat district, Khaama Press reported.

According to a government official, the girl left her home about two months ago and took shelter in a house. She was brought back by her brother who promised to ensure her safety.

The latest public execution comes amid growing violence against women in the country.

Earlier, a 22-year-old woman, Gul Jan, was shot dead by her family in Pashtunkot district for speaking with a stranger over phone.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in a report issued last year said the statistic of violence against women during the first six months last year was 2,579 cases.

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