Eye-for-an-eye sharia justice returns to Afghan courts
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At the Ghazni Court of Appeal in eastern Afghanistan, an old man sentenced to death for murder pleads for his life. The 75-year-old admits to having killed a relative. Under the strict interpretation of Sharia ordered by the Taliban's supreme leader, he faces public execution -- with the sentence carried out by a relative of his victim.
AFP had rare access to a court in Ghazni to see how sharia justice is being administered since the Taliban returned to power in August last year.