United Nations calls for an end to the Taliban’s public executions

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Hanging as a form of punishment is cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment, according to the spokesperson for the Human Rights Commissioner.

Geneva: The United Nations has demanded that the Taliban stop the cruel practice of hanging people in Afghanistan.

According to international news sources, the spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jeremy Lawrence, said that hanging three individuals in a stadium in Afghanistan last week was distressing.

Spokesperson Jeremy Lawrence condemned the practice of public hangings in Afghanistan and urged the Taliban to stop using the death penalty.

In his statement, Jeremy Lawrence said that hanging is a cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment that goes against the right to a safe life under international human rights treaties.

The spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights also said that Afghanistan, as a party to these international treaties, should uphold them.

While the United States still enforces the death penalty, it has also condemned public hangings in Afghanistan.

According to American media, during their previous rule from 1996 to 2001, public hangings were common under the Taliban government, but this time it was expected that the Taliban would show some leniency.

It should be noted that last week, in response to a warrant signed by Taliban Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada, three criminals were shot by relatives of the victims after being hanged.

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