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Afghanistan: Couple given 100 lashes for pre-marital sex, forcibly married off

Nov 19, 2014    

Kabul:An Afghan man and his girlfriend were each given 100 lashes in public for having sex outside of marriage, officials in the eastern Afghan province of Kapisa told EFE news agency.Dozens of people witnessed the punishment of the couple, aged 19 and 21, according to Governor of Kohistan region, Mohamed Osman Haqyar Ahmadi. They were arrested a month ago and sentenced after a lengthy trial, he said on Tuesday."The punishment was applied to both in accordance with the rules of Islamic Sharia law, because they are of legal age to be punished," Ahmadi said.He stressed that both the gu...

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