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crime world Episode 47: The Horror Of Life Under The Brutal Taliban System of Justice

As Taliban militants return to their own rule of law barbaric punishments, revenge killings and the persecution of women and minorities has become the norm

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Nicola Tallant chats to journalist Hugh Jordan about the life and crimes of drugs baron Noel Johnston

Nicola Tallant chats to journalist Hugh Jordan about the life and crimes of drugs baron Noel Johnston

Nicola Tallant chats to journalist Hugh Jordan about the life and crimes of drugs baron Noel Johnston

The news reports from Afghanistan are becoming more concerning by the day as Taliban militants return to their own rule of law with barbaric punishments, revenge killings and the persecution of women and minorities.

The images of the terrifying warlords with their high-powered weapons and fanatical beliefs may seem like a world away from modern Ireland, but how will their reign affect us all and where did such a violent and repressive system of beliefs emerge from?

Nicola Tallant chats to Dr Tom Clonan, security analysist and retired Irish army officer, who is an expert on the middle east. He describes crime and punishment under the brutal Taliban system of justice, what life is like under the veil for the women of Afghanistan and what has motivated tens of thousands of young men to join the ranks of the most repressive regime known in civilised society.

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