August 09, 2010

Taliban Executes Pregnant Woman

(Herat, Afghanistan) Barbaric is not a strong enough word to identify this murder.

The Taliban publicly flogged and then executed a pregnant Afghan widow by firing three shots into her head for alleged adultery, police said on Monday.

Bibi Sanubar, 35, was kept in captivity for three days before she was shot dead in a public trial on Sunday by a local Taliban commander in the Qadis district of the rural western province Badghis.

The Taliban accused Sanubar of having an "illicit affair" that left her pregnant. She was first punished with 200 lashes in public before being shot, deputy provincial police chief Ghulam Mohammad Sayeedi told AFP.

"She was shot in the head in public while she was still pregnant," Sayeedi said.

No punishment was given to the man with whom she allegedly had the affair.

This episode is beyond horrible and, mark my words, nobody will likely hear outrage from members of the feminist crowd, who claim to spearhead the fight for women's rights.

Tip: Kenny Solomon.

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