SOMALIA: AL-SHABAAB MILITANTS STONE WOMAN TO DEATH FOR ADULTERY
September 26, 2014: Al-Shabaab militants stoned a woman to death in the southern town of Barawe after a court they had set up declared her guilty of adultery, the militants and witnesses said.
Hundreds gathered to watch the killing of Safia Ahmed Jimale in an open field. The 33-year old mother was buried up to her shoulders and pelted with stones by masked Al-Shabaab fighters and local men.
Some in the audience vomited, said resident Ahmed Abdullahi, who was in the crowd. The killing was witnessed by the Al-Shabaab governor for the region.
Her body was then dug out of the ground and carried away for funeral prayers, Abdullahi said.
A man who presented himself as an Al-Shabaab judge said Jimale had confessed to having three husbands. He said the three men were not aware they were married to the same woman and had testified against her.
Jimale had admitted her guilt before the court and declared she was ready to be stoned to secure God‚Äôs forgiveness, said the unidentified judge. (Sources: Reuters, 28/09/2014)