Adultery: Capital punishment

A woman accused of adultery squats in front of a crowd before her public execution by a man who Afghan officials say is a member of the Taliban, in a village outside Kabul. The Taliban denied involvement in the killing in Parwan province, in which the unnamed woman's head and body were riddled with bullets at close range in punishment for alleged adultery. (Reuters)
A woman accused of adultery squats in front of a crowd before her public execution by a man who Afghan officials say is a member of the Taliban, in a village outside Kabul. The Taliban denied involvement in the killing in Parwan province, in which the unnamed woman's head and body were riddled with bullets at close range in punishment for alleged adultery. (Reuters)
A woman accused of adultery squats in front of a crowd before her public execution by a man who Afghan officials say is a member of the Taliban, in a village outside Kabul. The Taliban denied involvement in the killing in Parwan province, in which the unnamed woman's head and body were riddled with bullets at close range in punishment for alleged adultery. (Reuters)
A woman accused of adultery squats in front of a crowd before her public execution by a man who Afghan officials say is a member of the Taliban, in a village outside Kabul. The Taliban denied involvement in the killing in Parwan province, in which the unnamed woman's head and body were riddled with bullets at close range in punishment for alleged adultery. (Reuters)
A man Afghan officials say is a member of the Taliban fires his rifle at a woman accused of adultery during her execution in a village outside Kabul in this still image taken from undated footage released July 7, 2012. (Reuters)
A man Afghan officials say is a member of the Taliban fires his rifle at a woman accused of adultery during her execution in a village outside Kabul in this still image taken from undated footage released July 7, 2012. (Reuters)
Locals and Kabul authorities vowed to avenge the public execution of a woman in front of a large crowd not far from Kabul, brazen violence that spurred shock and sharp condemnation from Afghan authorities and the United States. (Reuters)
Locals and Kabul authorities vowed to avenge the public execution of a woman in front of a large crowd not far from Kabul, brazen violence that spurred shock and sharp condemnation from Afghan authorities and the United States. (Reuters)

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