Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 3 Page 11

The bookseller, bereft of his beloved books, was bundled into a car, a Taliban soldier on either side. The soldiers closed and sealed the shop and Sultan was sent to jail for anti−Islamic behaviour. (Seierstad, 2008, p. 7).

The Taliban under strict guidance and rules from the Islamic police depict what Foucault states as the body of the condemned and torture in his text Discipline and Punish which states that:

They do not punish the same crimes or the same type of delinquent. But they each define a certain penal style…it saw a new theory of law and crime, a new moral or political justification of the right to punish; old laws were abolished, old customs died. (Foucault, 1960, p.15)