Five Afghan men hanged for gang-rape despite UN appeal

The deaths of the five rapists at Pul-e-Charkhi prison near Kabul marked the first executions in Afghanistan in 2014, according to Amnesty InternationalKabul (AFP) – Five Afghan men were hanged on Wednesday for the gang rape of four women despite the United Nations and human rights groups criticising the trial and urging new president Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions.

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