Capital punishment in Afghanistan is legal and could be carried out secretly or publicly. The convict could be hanged or shot to death. Stoning, amputation, and flogging were also sometimes used as a method for punishment, especially during the late 1990s. Public executions have existed throughout Afghanistan's history. They have continued with the Taliban returning to power in August 2021. Some executions were recently condemned by the United Nations. The capital offenses generally include heinous crimes such as mass murders and are governed by Sharia, along with civil laws.
The capital offences include the serious crimes and are governed by Sharia laws, along with civil laws. The capital offences includes: