Update Afghan woman accused of Adultery July 9th: Afghan officials say security forces have launched a manhunt for suspected Taliban members who killed a woman accused of adultery and captured the execution on video.
A Public Execution of an Afghanistan Women accused of Adultery. The video has just been released by Reuters. In the three-minute video, a man from the Taliban shoots the accused woman five times at close range with an automatic rifle, to cheers of jubilation from the 150 or so men watching in a village in Parwan province.
Officials in Afghanistan said the killing was over a dispute between two Taliban members, who had argued over the woman. The men could not agree on either of them having her, so instead they opted to execute the 22 year old women, to up hold their “dignity”.
Provincial Governor Basir Salangi said the video that was just obtained on July 7th, was shot a week ago in a village an hour away from Kabul.
Salangi told Reuters ”When I saw this video, I closed my eyes … The woman was not guilty; the Taliban are guilty.”