Afghanistan: Men Convicted of Sodomy by Taleban Sharia Courts Executed

In Afghanistan, at least five men convicted of sodomy by Taleban Sharia courts have been placed next to standing walls by Taleban officials and then buried under the rubble as the walls were toppled upon them in 1998. These news come from the Taleban press itself. "The Sharia (Islamic code) punishment was implemented on two sodomists yesterday in Herat and the criminals were put under a wall," Taleban-controlled radio Voice of Sharia reported March 22, 1998. "Having received the assent of His Eminence Amirol Momenin, the judicial decision was administered at a stadium in the city of Herat today."

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50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

IGLHRC Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)(Press Release December 10, 1998)