Somali woman executed by stoning

 

Somali woman executed by stoning

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A woman in Somalia has been stoned to death after an Islamic Sharia law court found her guilty of adultery.

The woman was buried up to her neck and then pelted to death with stones in front of a large crowd in Kismayo.

It was the first such execution in the southern port city since Islamist insurgents captured it from government-allied forces in August.

A local Islamist leader said the woman, Aisho Ibrahim Dhuhulow, had pleaded guilty to committing adultery.

"She was asked several times to review her confession but she stressed that she wanted Sharia law and the deserved punishment to apply," said Sheikh Hayakallah.

A group of men performed the execution in one of the city’s main squares in front of thousands of people, AFP news agency said.

 

SOMALIA CRISIS

KEY STORIES


Ugandan African Union peacekeeper patrols ruined Mogadishu Ghost city
The eerie lack of people in war-torn Mogadishu

Peacekeepers bogged down

Face-to-face with the militants

Invisible hunger crisis

Christians complain of persecution

The new Afghanistan?

PIRACY HOT-SPOT

Lure of easy money

Life in pirate town

Pirates face battles at sea

PERSONAL STORIES

Sick nomad Helpless doctor Displaced wife Rape and death Fleeing father Displaced mother ‘Many patients’ Fleeing death ‘My son died’ Somali sister ‘City is calm’ ‘Waiting to die’ Somali widow Somali teacher

BACKGROUND

Ethiopia bogged down in Somalia

Clan rivalries behind violence

Timeline: Ethiopia and Somalia

Q&A: Somali conflict

open At-a-glance

PROFILES

PM Nur Adde Ali M Ghedi President Yusuf Sheikh Aweys Sheikh Ahmed Ex-speaker Adan Somalia

SURVIVING ANARCHY

Cross caste weddings

Mogadishu tales

Thriving telecoms

RELATED INTERNET LINKS

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BBC NEWS | Africa | Somali woman executed by stoning

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