Pakistani Taliban flog girl accused of adultery (Video)


This footage, apparently from a mobile phone, shows a teenage girl being beaten in public by Islamic radicals in Pakistan— for being seen with a man who is not her husband.

The video surfaced Friday on Pakistani television stations and the Internet.

Clad in dark blue burka, the 17-year-old Pakistani begs for mercy as a man in black turban whips her lower back more than 30 times. Two others hold her down as her teenage voice screams out in pain and terror.

A local Taliban commander in the militant stronghold of Matta ordered the girl to be flogged a week ago after accusing her of adultery, according to local reporters.

No evidence of such a relationship was ever given, but the rumor of such illicit act, according to a local Taliban spokesman, was enough to be stoned to death.

President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the flogging of the girl in public, and ordered an inquiry into the matter.

VIDEO: Pakistani girl beaten for adultery