Afghan NATO government wants death penalty by stoning

This video says about itself:

Malalai Joya‘s speech in Melbourne University – Australia (April 5, 2012)

Malalai Joya — An Afghan activist speaking in University of Melbourne, Australia on April 5, 2012. She survived an assassination attempt just days before entering Australia, which left multiple of her body guards killed and injured.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Afghanistan considers reintroduction of public stoning for adulterers

Proposal to bring back one of the most repugnant symbols of Taliban regime is in draft revision of country’s penal code

Afghan government officials have proposed reintroducing public stoning as a punishment for adultery, Human Rights Watch said, even though the practice has been denounced both inside and outside the country as one of the most repugnant symbols of the Taliban regime.

The sentence for married adulterers, along with flogging for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code being managed by the ministry of justice.

So, this would mean death by stoning for Tony Blair and quite some other NATO politicians, who made and supported the present regime in Kabul, if they would be Afghan citizens. Err… wait … this horrible penalty is not supposed to be for foreign “benefactors”; or for rich Afghan warlords, on whom the regime is based. Just like under their Taliban predecessors, it is basically aimed at poor people having sex outside marriage.

There are several references to stoning in a translated section of the draft seen by the Guardian, including detailed notes on judicial requirements for handing down the sentence.

“Men and women who commit adultery shall be punished based on the circumstances to one of the following punishments: lashing, stoning [to death],” article 21 states. The draft goes on to specify that the stoning should be public, in article 23.

“It is absolutely shocking that 12 years after the fall of the Taliban government, the Karzai administration might bring back stoning as a punishment,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch.

“President Karzai needs to demonstrate at least a basic commitment to human rights and reject this proposal out of hand.”

The penalty violates international human rights standards that ban torture and cruel and inhuman punishment, the rights group said in [a] statement.

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