Capital punishment in Afghanistan

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Capital punishment is a legal penalty in Afghanistan.

The following is a list of some state executions carried out by the Government of Afghanistan:

  • April 2004 - Abdullah Shah executed inside the Pul-e-Charkhi prison outside of Kabul.[1]
  • October 2007 - Fifteen prisoners were executed by shooting inside Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, including Reza Khan.[2]
  • June 2011 - Two mass killers were executed by hanging in Pul-e-Charkhi prison. One of the killers was Zar Ajam, a 17-year-old from Waziristan, Pakistan, who had randomly shot dead 40 people inside a branch of Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.[3][4]
  • November 2012 - Fourteen prisoners were hanged inside Pul-e-Charkhi prison.[5][6]
  • October 2014 - Five men were executed by hanging inside Pul-e-Charkhi prison. The men were accused of robbery and gang rapes.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Afghan commander executed". BBC News. 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Afghanistan executes 15 prisoners by gunfire". Associated Press. October 9, 2007. Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Schifrin, Nick (June 21, 2011). "How the Taliban Turned a Child Into a Suicide Bomber". ABC News. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Two mass killers hanged in Kabul prison". Upi.com. 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  5. ^ "Afghanistan executes eight prisoners: officials". English.ahram.org.eg. 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Afghanistan hangs 'terrorists'". News.iafrica.com. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  7. ^ "Afghanistan executes 5 in gang rape case that galvanized country". foxnews.com. 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 
  8. ^ "UPDATE 1-Afghanistan hangs five men over gang rape, despite concerns of rights groups". reuters.com. 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2014-10-08.