Members of a family from the province of Ghor claim a young man of their family, Noor Gull, has been killed following sentencing by an illegitimate court.
According to the family, Noor Gull was shot in an area under the control of the Taliban after he was caught by the relatives of a girl he was running away with.
His mother, along with other members of the family, visited the governer’s office and claimed that she would kill herself if justice was not served and if the culprits are not punished.
Mohammad Amin Ahmadzai, the police chief in Ghor, stated that the girl accompanying Noor Gull managed to take refuge in a safehouse for women. He says that the police have arrested two people connected to the case.
“The girl’s relatives turned Noor Gull in to the Taliban, and he was whipped 80 times, at a location under their control,” Ahmadzai stated.
After the whipping, Noor Gull was shot in an area under the control of the Taliban. However, it was not confirmed who shot the victim after he was whipped.
This is the fourth case in the past few months of unlawful trials reported in Ghor province.
Members of the Ghor provincial council, and women’s affairs activists, say that besides terrorist organizations, illegal weapons are another cause of illegal court cases.
Angela Sharifi, a legal rights activist for women, says, “Women have been-- and are--whipped for several reasons, and this is a big concern for us.”
The women’s affairs group in Ghor stated that such incidents have been occurring in areas under the control of the Taliban, and the government is unable to take action against it.