​A young duo accused of fornication given 100 lashes each in Ghor province

A young boy and a girl who were alleged to have illicit sexual relationship were given 100 lashes each in central Ghor province on Monday, local official said.
The unmarried duo, according to local officials, had committed fornication and was taken into police custody almost 20 days ago.
Ata Mohammad Farooqi, chief of primary court in Ghor, said the accused duo confessed to their crime and were given the punishment of 100 lashes as per Article 130 of the Afghan Constitution.
Mr. Farooqi said the duo were arrested by police in Feroz Koh city of Ghor province and presented before the primary court that announced the punishment.
Both of them were given 100 lashes in the presence of local government officials, police officials and religious elders in the compound of primary court.
After receiving the punishment, both of them were released, Mr. Farooqi said.
The video of the duo receiving 100 lashes has been circulating on social networking sites like Facebook. The girl is seen covered with a veil, getting lashes, while people watch from their seats.

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