The US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the US strongly condemns the reported reinstatement of amputations and executions in Afghanistan.
Price said the step is a clear violation of human rights.
Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, one of the founders of the Taliban who is now in charge of prisons, told AP the Taliban will restore amputation and executions as punishment in Afghanistan.
During its first time in power, the Taliban carried out punishments including executions and amputations. Sometimes the punishments took place in front of crowds.
Mullah Turabi told the AP that foreign countries should not interfere with Afghanistan’s laws.
“We condemn in the strongest terms reports reinstating executions and amputations of Afghans. The acts, the Taliban are talking about here, would constitute clear gross abuses of human rights and we stand firm with the international community to hold perpetrators of these, of any such abuses, accountable.” Ned Price said.
Turabi said that carrying out Sharia rules (religious rules) is necessary to maintain security in the country.
Turabi told AP: “Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments. No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam, and we will make our laws [based] on the Quran.”
Turabi’s comments faced various reactions inside Afghanistan.