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Afghanistan: Reject Proposal to Restore Stoning

Human Rights Watch
Monday 25 November 2013

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The Afghan government should immediately reject a proposal to restore stoning as punishment for adultery.

(Kabul) – The Afghan government should immediately reject a proposal to restore stoning as punishment for adultery. A working group led by the Justice Ministry that is assisting in drafting a new penal code has proposed provisions on “moral crimes” involving sex outside of marriage that call for stoning.

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