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Woman executed by stabbing and beheading for going on shopping trip without her husband

By Mason White 12:42 PM December 30, 2016
Woman on a shopping trip (illustration)
By: Feng Qian

A married woman was executed after being accused of going on a shopping trip without being accompanied by her husband, according to a human rights group in Afghanistan.

Lati police and Sar-e-Pul women’s affairs chairwoman Nasima Arezo, said that the 30-year-old woman, who was not identified, was stabbed and beheaded as punishment for going shopping without her husband by her side.

The incident unfolded on Sunday. The police and the government has blamed the Taliban for the attack. The Taliban denied being involved in the execution.

Zabiullah Amani, who is the spokesperson for the governor in the region, said that the husband has fled to Iran. The woman did not have any children.

Leaders of the Taliban, believe that women who step out of their homes without a male guardian, are committing an act of infidelity.