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PAN (Translated by RAWA), August 8, 2010

Taliban Hang a 47-year Old Woman

The source further added that the execution sentence for the woman was passed by one of the judges of the Taliban in the area called Ahmad

By Abdul Latif Ayubi

Armed Taliban hung a 47-year old woman in the Qaadis District of Badghis Province.

The Taliban accused Sanubar of having an "illicit affair" that left her pregnant. She was first punished with 200 lashes in public before being shot, deputy provincial police chief Ghulam Mohammad Sayeedi told AFP.
"She was shot in the head in public while she was still pregnant," Sayeedi said.
AFP, Aug. 9, 2010

This was reported to PAN by Mullah Muhammad Yousuf, one of the local commanders of the Taliban in the Qaadis Khordak area of Badghis Province, this morning (August 8th).

He said that the woman named Baidi Sanam, resident of the Qaadis Khordak in Qaadis District, was hung for the crime of getting pregnant. He added that the woman had given birth to a stillborn baby. According to his information, the husband of the woman had died four years back, two of her sons were refugees in Iran and the woman was living alone.

The source further added that the execution sentence for the woman was passed by one of the judges of the Taliban in the area called Ahmad.

Abdul Wahid one of the residents of the districts said that the woman was a widow. While confirming her pregnancy, he said that she shouldn’t have been hung but punished in some other way.

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