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Unmarried couple in Mali is stoned to death as Islamists impose Shariah law

Associated Press (Sunday, Jul 29, 2012) – BAMAKO, Mali — A spokesman for the radical Islamic group controlling northern Mali says a couple who had an adulterous relationship was stoned to death this weekend in the town of Aguelhok.

Sanda Abou Mohamed, a spokesman for the group Ansar Dine, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that the couple was executed according to Shariah law.

A resident of the northern city of Kidal, who had spoken to witnesses in nearby Aguelhok, said the man and woman were buried up to their necks, then pelted with stones until they died earlier Sunday. The resident requested anonymity because he feared for his safety.

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Taliban interpreted Shariah law promoting girls’ Sale

violance-against-womenFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AHRC-STM-102- 2009, May 08, 2009

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

PAKISTAN: Sale of girls and Shariah movement operating side by side

According to the journalists in Pakistan, the implementation of religious laws in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) could be linked to the recent increase in the abduction and rape of young girls. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information concerning the case of at least half a dozen girls, aged between 10 and 14, who have been abducted from areas near the Afghanistan border in the recent months.

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