Islamists stone woman to death in Somalia, man lashed

From Bloomberg.com, courtesy TROP

Somali Woman Stoned to Death After Being Convicted of Adultery

By Hamsa Omar

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) — A Somali woman was stoned to death after being found guilty of adultery in breach of Islamic law.

Halima Ibrahim Abdirahman, a 29-year-old married woman, was executed after confessing to having had sex with a 20-year-old unmarried man, Sheikh Ibrahim Sheikh Abdirahman, the judge at her trial, told spectators at the execution yesterday at Eelboon in southern Somalia. Sheikh Ibrahim’s remarks were broadcast on Radio Hornafrik and monitored in the capital, Mogadishu.

The 20-year-old man, who was unidentified, was sentenced to 100 lashes, Sheikh Ibrahim said.

Most of southern and central Somalia is controlled by Islamist groups including al-Shabaab and Hisb-ul-Islam, following a two-year battle with the country’s Western-backed government. The Islamists are proponents of Shariah law, which operates under a code of Islamic principles first established in the Arab world by the prophet Muhammad in the seventh century.

In November 2008, a 13-year-old rape victim was stoned to death after being accused of adultery, according to Amnesty International, the London-based human rights group.

One Reply to “Islamists stone woman to death in Somalia, man lashed”

  1. this is unfair,who amongs those people that stoned the woman to death will confess that he/she has never commited adultry before?if they are happy and feel wat they did is right,they will go free from the wrath of God,but if not!they will pay dearly with their life for this

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