Judicial corporal punishment in Afghanistan

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Punishments in camps during the Afghan wars, including flogging, hanging and the shooting of Afghans while tied to a rod. Wood engraving by Godefroy Durand.

Judicial corporal punishment in Afghanistan is lawful and can be carried out in public or private.


Flogging is a lawful sentence under Shari'a law in Afghanistan for crimes such as adultery,[1] which may be punished with 100 lashes of a whip.[2]

Flogging may also be administered as a disciplinary measure in penal institutions.[1]

Courts have also ordered flogging for alcohol use, although a BBC report has claimed that this is rare.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Afghanistan". GITEACPOC. January 2012. 
  2. ^ "2009 Human Rights Report: Afghanistan". U.S. Department of State. 11 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Afghan judge whips man for drinking alcohol". BBC News. 1 June 2011.