Afghan woman clad in a blue burqa is kneeling as she is shouted at and maligned by a crowd of angry men that included her own family members. As she falls to her knees, she is forced to endure multiple heavy blows to her head, back, arms, and shoulders by several stick-wielding Muslim savages.
Rferl(h/t Martin) Witnesses have claimed that the 22-year-old woman was being punished at the order of local clerics, who had decided she was guilty of having an extramarital affair while her husband was away in Iran. “A young man had entered the woman’s house and he had been there for three hours,” Teymour said. “The relatives found out and discovered the woman and the boy alone.”
The woman was a relative of a local warlord who was present during the beating. The woman’s father-in-law and other male relatives took part in the beating, he added. The unidentified woman, he said, survived the attack
The woman’s ordeal is not uncommon in Afghanistan. In recent years there have been several reports of women facing public punishment for alleged moral crimes.