Nov 21 2009
A divorced Somali woman has been stoned to death after admitting she had an affair.
The woman was a divorcee – but even though she was no longer married, her affair was seen as adultery in the eyes of Somalia’s extremist interpretation of Sharia law. Her punishment was therefore to be buried up to her waist in front of a crowd of 200 people and stoned to death.
Her unmarried boyfriend was given 100 lashes for the affair.
Sheikh Ibrahim Abdirahman, the judge for the group al-Shabab, says the woman was killed yesterday in front of a crowd of some 200 people near the town of Wajid. Abdirahman says the 20-year-old woman had an affair with a 29-year-old unmarried man and gave birth to a stillborn child.
The militants that control much of southern Somalia and have links to al Qaeda have implemented an extremist reading of Islam’s Sharia law. The stoning death was at least the fourth for adultery in Somalia over the last year. It was the second time a female has been killed. DAILY MAIL
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