- Title: Kabul residents hope Taliban punishments deter crime, worry about implementation
- Date: 26th September 2021
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (SEPTEMBER 26, 2021) (REUTERS) LOADED TRUCK PASSING ON ROAD VARIOUS OF TALIBAN PERSONNEL AND POLICEMEN STANDING ON ROAD TALIBAN FLAG FLYING OVER BUILDING TALIBAN AND POLICEMEN PATROLLING ON STREET VARIOUS OF HEAVY TRAFFIC TRAFFIC (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) KABUL RESIDENT , ATIF ULLAH , SAYING: "Yes. Its good. It's a very good thing to do. Others will learn a lesson from it and will never dare to do something wrong." MAN ARRANGING BAGS OF TOMATOES MAN MAKING CURDS IN ROADSIDE EATERY TRAFFIC (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) KABUL RESIDENT, NOORUL HASAN, SAYING: "I believe that what they are doing about catching thieves and punishing them is very good for the law and order situation. But they should not do this without some legal recourse. They should make a special department for this and under the rules of the department they should punish people." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE ON STREET
- Embargoed: 10th October 2021 09:24
- Keywords: Kabul residents Taliban crime executions
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace,Insurgencies
- Reuters ID: LVA001EWCTMPZ
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- Story Text: Kabul residents said on Sunday (September 26) they hoped the Taliban punishments would help deter crime, but added they were worried about the implementation of justice.
"I believe that what they are doing about catching thieves and punishing them is very good for the law and order situation, " said Kabul resident Noorul Hasan. "But they should not do this without some legal recourse. They should make a special department for this and under the rules of the department they should punish people."
On Saturday (September 25) in the western city of Herat, Taliban authorities killed four alleged kidnappers and hung their bodies up in public to deter others, a local government official said.
Despite international condemnation, the Taliban have said they will continue to impose swift and severe punishments on lawbreakers to stop crimes lie robbery, murder and kidnapping that have become widespread in Afghanistan.
Taliban officials say they do not intend to repeat the harsh fundamentalist rule of 1996 to 2001, but have struggled to convince the outside world that they have really changed. They formed a male government of Taliban veterans and hardliners and there are widespread reports of human rights abuses.
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