SOMALIA: ISLAMISTS STONE WOMAN TO DEATH FOR ADULTERY
November 17, 2009: Islamist rebels publicly stoned a woman to death and flogged a man 100 times for alleged adultery in southern Somalia.
Sheik Ibrahim Abdurrahman, a Al-Shabaab court judge in Elbon village in Bakool region, told local media about the courts verdict.
"Halimo Ibraahim Abdurrahman, 29, who had been previously married, had an illegal sex with Nanah Mohamed Maadey, 20, previously unmarried, and they have confessed to the acts in front of the court which sentenced Halimo to be stoned to death and Nanah to receive 100 lashes in accordance with the Islamic law," Sheikh Abdurrahman said.
Adultery was discovered some time ago and before executing the sentence has been allowed the woman to give to a baby fruit of the report.
Hundreds of local people, mostly women and children, saw the stoning of the woman and the lashing of the man which were carried out by Islamist fighters from the hard-line Al-Shabaab insurgent group which controls much of south and center of Somalia.
The group which is waging a deadly insurgency against Somali government applies stricter version of the Islamic law or the Sharia by carrying out similar punishments on people alleged to have "confessed" of committing crimes. (Sources: Chinaview.cn, 17/11/2009)