PAKISTAN. COUPLE STONED TO DEATH IN FATA
March 31, 2008: a man and a woman were stoned to death by militants in Pakistan's Khwezai-Baezai area after a 'qazi court' found them guilty of adultery. This is the first incident of stoning in FATA. Earlier, couples found guilty of adultery by militants or tribesmen were executed by firing squads.
The woman, identified as Shano from Mohmand Agency, allegedly eloped with Daulat Khan Malikdeenkhel of Bara on March 15. Dr Asad, a spokesman for the militants, told Dawn that Shano was a married woman living in Peshawar's Deen Bahar colony.
The body of the woman was laid to rest in the same area by some local people. The man's body was taken to the hospital and handed over to his relatives. (Sources: Dawn.com, 02/04/2008)