EIGHT foreign aid workers on trial in Afghanistan for allegedly preaching Christianity could be hanged if found guilty, Taliban Chief Justice Mawlawi Noor Mohammad Saqib said yesterday. He told the Afghan Islamic Press that the punishment would fit the alleged crime and the death penalty was an option if the eight foreigners were found guilty. Diana Thomas and Peter Bunch from Western Australia are on trial in Kabul with two Americans and four Germans. "We will punish them according to the laws they have broken. If they have broken the law and should be hanged then we will punish them like that," Mr Saqib said.