Taliban official: Strict punishment, executions will return

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One of the founders of the Taliban says it will again carry out harsh punishments including executions and amputations has it reasserts its rule over Afghanistan maneuvered into Robbie was justice minister and head of the religious police when the Taliban were last in power in the nineteen nineties at that time convicted murderers were killed by a single gunshot to the head convicted thieves had a hand amputated and those punishments were usually carried out before large crowds at a stadium or mosque practiced it drew international condemnation to Robbie is now in charge of prisons and he tells the Associated Press such punishments will return though perhaps not in public he says no one will tell the Taliban what its laws should be they will follow the Koran on Ben Thomas

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