An Afghan woman has been punished for violating a religious law in the country, in the village of Haftgola, outside Herat in Afghanistan’s northwest.
She was caught talking to a man on the phone and as a result of that, she was given 40 lashes.
In a viral video, the lady knelt on the ground as she was handed down by three tribal elders in front of dozens of male spectators to receive her punishment.
While being lashed, the woman was heard pleading for mercy, “I repent, it’s my fault, I messed up,” the woman cries as she writhes under her burqa.
The young man who spoke to her on the phone was also arrested and was being held in a prison cell at the time the footage was recorded.