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Afghanistan’s public floggings have regained their popularity with spectators since becoming more commonplace in recent months.  Twelve people, including three women, were flogged in front of a rapt crowd of thousands of onlookers at a football stadium in Afghanistan this week. The convicts had been found guilty of crimes including adultery, robbery and homosexuality, a Taliban official told the BBC. This is thought to be at least the second time in a month the Afghan government has has mandated such sadistic punishments, commonplace (and immensely popular among Kabul’s people) during the previous Taliban rule in the 1990s, according to the […]

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They need to lighten up a bit. Should be following the more moderate and progressive Saudi model. 

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12 minutes ago, TheDirtyDurian said:

They need to lighten up a bit. Should be following the more moderate and progressive Saudi model. 

I do hope that comment was sarcastic - the Saudi model is about as moderate and progressive as the Inquisition was.

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5 hours ago, Grumpish said:

I do hope that comment was sarcastic - the Saudi model is about as moderate and progressive as the Inquisition was.

Nope, serious comment. 

 

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