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Taliban Lashes 12 People Before Stadium Crowd In Afghanistan

The brutal form of punishment was a hallmark of Taliban rule in the 1990s.

The Taliban lashed three women and nine men in front of hundreds of spectators in a provincial sports stadium on November 23, signaling the religious extremist group's resumption of a brutal form of punishment that was a hallmark of their rule in the 1990s. The office of the governor of Logar Province, south of the capital of Kabul, invited "honorable scholars, mujahedin, elders, tribal leaders, and local people" to the stadium in the town of Pul Alam in Logar. The invitations for the 9 a.m. event were extended via social media. To read the original story from AP, click here.