Via Jihad Watch.org;
Taliban hang 7-year-old boy for “spying”
They claimed he was “passing information to foreign soldiers.” “Afghanistan: Taliban ‘hang 7-year-old boy for spying’,” from AdnKronos International, June 9:
Lashkargah, 9 June (AKI): Taliban fighters have hanged a seven-year-old boy, claiming he was passing information to foreign soldiers in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the governor’s spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
“Volatile.” And why is that?
The child’s shocking murder took place in the Sarwan Qala area of Sangin district late on Tuesday. The boy, whose name was not immediately known, was abducted from the village of Heratyan, Ahmadi said.
And if that isn’t enough, there’s more via UK Daily Mail;
The child was abducted from his home and taken to a neighbouring village where he was put on trial.
His captors found him guilty of working for the government.
The child was then hanged in public in the village of Heratiyan, in the southern Sangin district of Helmand province.
Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai condemned the act as a ‘crime against humanity’ if proved and said officials were investigating.
‘I don’t think there’s a crime bigger than that that even the most inhuman forces on earth can commit,’ he said.
‘A seven-year-old boy cannot be a spy. A seven-year-old boy cannot be anything but a seven-year-old boy, and therefore hanging or shooting to kill a seven-year-old boy… is a crime against humanity.’
The execution of the child came even as a wedding party was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kandahar, killing at least 40, mostly children and teenagers.