Capital punishment in Afghanistan
Capital punishment in Afghanistan is legal. It is applied for a variety crimes based on Islamic law, including murder, apostasy, homosexuality, rape, terrorism, drug trafficking, and adultery. Under military law, it can be used in cases of treason and desertion. The two methods prescribed under Afghan law are hanging and firing squad.
The following is a list of recent state executions carried out by the Government of Afghanistan:
- April 2004 - Abdullah Shah executed.
- October 2007 - 15 prisoners were executed by shooting inside the country's main prison, including Reza Khan.
- June 2011 - Two mass killers executed by hanging in Kabul
- November 2012 - Fourteen prisoners were hanged inside Kabul's main prison
- "Afghanistan executes 15 prisoners by gunfire". The Associated Press. October 9, 2007. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
- Schifrin, Nick (June 21, 2011). "How the Taliban Turned a Child Into a Suicide Bomber". ABC News. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
- Two mass killers hanged in Kabul prison
- Afghanistan executes eight prisoners: officials
- Afghanistan hangs 'terrorists'
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