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Afghanistan Considers Public Stoning for Adulterers

Afghanistan's Justice Ministry has proposed reintroducing public stoning for convicted adulterers, possibly restoring a punishment in force during the Taliban's brutal rule.Human Rights Watch and Afghan officials said Monday the sentence for married adulterers -- along with flogging for unmarried offenders -- appears in a draft revision of the country's penal code.The U.S.-based rights group urged the Afghan government to reject the proposal, and said international donors should...

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