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Taliban founder calls for severe punishment, including amputations, if the group is allowed to return to Afghanistan

In an interview with the New York Times, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, a Taliban founder who would be in charge of jails under the new administration in Afghanistan, warned that harsh punishment will return, including amputations and executions.

When asked about the stadium penalties, Turabi stated: “Everyone condemned us, but we have never said anything about their laws or their punishments.” The interview, conducted in Kabul and released by the Associated Press on Thursday, was conducted by Turabi in Kabul. “Nothing or no one will be able to tell us what our laws ought to be. Islamic principles shall guide our actions, and the Quran will serve as our guide in establishing our legal framework.”

Turabi served as justice minister and head of the so-called Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice during the Taliban’s prior control of Afghanistan, a post described by the Associated Press as “the religious police.” Amputations and executions were carried out for criminal crimes like as theft and highway robbery during that time period.

In the words of Turabi, those same behaviours will be reinstated.

‘Cutting off of hands is extremely important for security,’ Turabi said, adding that it serves as a deterrent to stealing and other forms of criminal activity.

In an interview with a female journalist, Turabi stated that Taliban officials are working to “develop a policy” to deal with the situation, despite the fact that it has not yet been determined whether the punishment will be carried out in public. Turabi also insisted that the Taliban “have changed from their previous ways.”

The Taliban said that they would allow television, mobile phones, pictures and films “since this is a need for the people and we are serious about it,” in addition to declaring that harsh penalties will be reinstated. In addition, he said that female judges will be permitted to hear cases in the near future. Afghanistan’s laws, on the other hand, will be based on the Islamic scriptures known as the Quran and Sunnah.

Turabi even said that it would aid in the dissemination of the Taliban’s propaganda.

In addition, if executions and amputations are allowed for public viewing, individuals might film and distribute such occurrences as a deterrent for what Taliban authorities deem criminal acts, he said.

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