The interim Taliban administration announced the creation of a military tribunal to enforce Islamic law in Afghanistan.
The court was set up under the command of Supreme Leader Hebatullah Akhundzada to enforce “the sharia system, divine decrees and social reform,” Enamullah Samangani, the group’s deputy spokesman, said in a statement.
Obaidullah Nezami has been appointed president of the court, with Seyed Aghaz and Zahed Akhundzadeh serving as deputies, the statement added.
According to Samangani, the military court will have the authority to interpret Shariah rulings, issue important decrees on Islamic civil law and jurisprudence in high-level cases, and register complaints, lawsuits and petitions against Taliban officials and members of the police. army. , and intelligence units.
After the fall of the Western-backed government and the return of the Taliban to power in August, the legal system remains paralyzed and Taliban fighters are said to enforce law and order.
Meanwhile, the High Intelligence Directorate, the Taliban’s intelligence department, said the crime rate has dropped, with 82 kidnappers and dozens of thieves caught since they took power in August.
Earlier, Hassan Akhund, the acting prime minister, instructed officials to investigate the “arrest and torture” of Allah Gul Mujahid, a former member of Wolesi Jirga (lower house).
This was followed by Mujahideen viral videos being beaten and insulted by Taliban forces posted on social media.
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