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Afghanistan: Reject stoning, flogging, amputation and other Taliban-era punishments

Headline Title:  Afghanistan: Reject stoning, flogging, amputation and other Taliban-era punishments 26 November 2013  Afghanistan’s proposed reinstatement of atrocious punishments would mark a dangerous return to legalized state brutality, Amnesty International said today as it urged the authorities to reject such plans.  Public stoning to death, amputation of limbs and flogging are among the brutal punishments being put forward as draft amendments to the Afghan Penal Code.  “Stoning and amputation are always torture, and so is flogging as practised in Afghanistan.…

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