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Is adultery illegal in Afghanistan?

Is adultery illegal in Afghanistan?

Article 427 of the Penal Code makes sexual intercourse outside the marriage (zina) or adultery punishable by long term imprisonment. Those who sexually abuse children are currently jailed and sentenced according to this article, which can bring a jail sentence of six to ten years.

What is flogging in Afghanistan?

Taliban fighters are reportedly flogging Afghan civilians in the streets for wearing ‘westernised’ clothing such as jeans as they cement their power in Afghanistan. Under the Taliban’s previous rule in the late 90s, men had to wear traditional robes while girls were forced to wear a burqa from the age of eight.

What does Taliban mean in English?

The Taliban, which means “students” in the Pashto language, emerged in 1994 around the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. Within the space of two years, the Taliban had gained sole control over most of the country, proclaiming an Islamic emirate in 1996 with a harsh interpretation of Islamic law.

What do the Taliban believe about education?

Education. The Taliban claimed to recognize their Islamic duty to offer education to both boys and girls, yet a decree was passed that banned girls above the age of 8 from receiving education.

What is the punishment for adultery in Iran?

Adultery. Adultery (zina-e-mohsen) is punishable by 100 lashes for unmarried people and by death on the fourth offense. It is punishable by death by stoning (under moratorium since 2002, officially replaced in 2012, by an unspecified punishment) for married people and in all cases of incest.

How safe is Afghanistan?

Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe because of critical levels of kidnappings, hostage taking, suicide bombings, widespread military combat operations, landmines, and terrorist and insurgent attacks, including attacks using vehicle-borne, magnetic, or other improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide vests.

Is alcohol allowed in Afghanistan?

She said under the stationing agreement between Germany and Afghanistan, the import of alcohol into the country is prohibited, with the exception of Camp Marmal, the German base in Afghanistan. Alcohol cannot be sold in Afghanistan, due to local religious restrictions, or destroyed for environmental reasons.

Can you drive through Afghanistan?

Road travel is highly dangerous. The security situation has significantly increased the risks associated with travel and any road move within the country is highly dangerous. We advise against all travel to and around Afghanistan.