AFGHANISTAN. WOMAN STONED TO DEATH FOR ADULTERY
April 21, 2005: an Afghan woman was stoned to death for adultery, police said, the first such incident in Afghanistan since the Taliban's ouster from power.
Amina, a 29 year-old married woman, was publicly stoned to death on the basis of a district court's decision in Argo district to the west of Faizabad, the provincial capital of Badakhshan, they said.
"She has been stoned to death," provincial police chief, General Shah Jahan Noori, confirmed, adding a team has been sent to the area to investigate the incident further. A witness, Mujibur Rahman, said that Amina was dragged out of her parent's house by local officials and her husband who stoned her to death while the man sha had committed adultery with was flogged, whipped 100 times and then freed. Amina's stoning was the first one in Afghanistan since President Hamid Karzai was installed to power after the US-led forces overthrew the Taliban's government, Noori said. (Sources: Reuters News, 24/04/2005)