A Taliban judge has given a terrifying glimpse into life under the Islamist group and the fate that awaits Afghanis if the country falls back under their control.
Gul Rahim, 38, spoke matter-of-factly about cutting hands and legs off thieves, issuing permits for women to leave their homes and toppling walls on gay men as a form of execution in his Taliban-controlled district in central Afghanistan.
He added that his aim is to introduce the Sharia law punishments across the whole of the country if the Taliban can re-take control once America departs, saying: 'That was our goal and always will be.'
A Taliban judge has given a terrifying vision of what life under the Islamist group would be like if it returns to power in Afghanistan, with public executions reminiscent of the 1990s (pictured, an alleged murderer is executed in Kabul in 1998)Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Rahim revealed his vision of justice in an interview with German newspaper Bild, speaking to a reporter close to the central Afghan province where he has been based for several years.
Speaking about a recent case he adjudicated, he said a man was found to have stolen a ring from a house - so he ordered that his hand be cut off.
'I asked the owner of the ring if he would also ask that the thief's leg be hacked off because he not only stole the ring but broke in, which means that he had committed two crimes,' he added.
'But the owner of the house agreed that only the hand would be chopped off.'
In another recent judgement, he ordered that a gang caught kidnapping and smuggling people should be hanged.
'Depending on the crime, we can start with fingertips or fingers. For worse offenses, we cut the wrist, elbow, or upper arm. Death by stoning or hanging is the only option for the greatest crimes', he said.
Asked what punishments the Taliban considers for gay men, he replied that there are only two options.
'Either stoning or he has to stand behind a wall that falls on him. The wall must be 8ft to 10ft high,' he said.
As the Taliban quickly retakes territory amid America's departure from the country, many women are trying to leave - afraid of living life under the Islamist group.
Rahim did little to assuage those fears when he insisted that women will be allowed to leave the house under Taliban rule, though will have to obtain a permit first.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Judge Gul Rahim spoke matter-of-factly about executing gays and kidnappers while cutting hands and legs off thieves (pictured, a Taliban prisoner is executed in 2007)
Rahim's terrifying vision of 'justice' recalls the worst atrocities under ISIS, which routinely executed prisoners and posted the footage online (pictured)
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