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Man, woman face lashes in western Afghanistan for adultery

Publication Date: 
September 3, 2015

Provincial police confirmed execution of the sentence adding measures were in place to safeguard the event

A local court passed the sentence in accordance with the Sharia law and the police took measures to safeguard the event.

An Afghan man and a woman received 100 lashes each after they were found guilty of committing adultery in western Ghor province.

The punishment was given in public on Monday and after they were found guilty in a primary court.

Judges said that the punishment was based on Sharia laws and that the man and woman confessed that they had sexual relations.

The man and woman were hit by a leather whip but did not appear to yell.

Provincial police confirmed execution of the sentence adding measures were in place to safeguard the event.