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Saturday, April 23, 2005

Afghanistan: Woman stoned to death.

Although the Taliban was ousted in 2001, there have been at least two instances of women being stoned to death for alleged adultery. From the BBC (once again, the bad news comes from abroad):

"The killing is said to have taken place in the Urgu district of north-eastern Badakhshan province.

A local Afghan government official confirmed the death, and said the government would investigate the case.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said the woman had been sentenced to death by a decree from the local religious scholar.

Under Afghan law, cases such as this should go through the local courts."