Woman accused of adultery stoned to death in Afghanistan

Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015 by The News Editor

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A 22-year-old woman has been stoned to death in Afghanistan by a group of men identified as Taliban insurgents after she was accused of adultery, an official said.

The woman, identified only as Rokhshana, was thrown into a hole in the ground and stoned to death, according to Abdul Hai Khateby, spokesman for the governor of central Ghor province.

Mr Khateby said Rokhshana had been accused of running away from home and adultery.

The killing happened on October 24 in a village about 30 miles north of Firozkoh, capital of Ghor. The area is controlled by Taliban insurgents “who implement their own barbaric laws”, he said.

Stoning is illegal under the Afghan constitution. Incidents are unusual but not unheard of in Afghanistan, where women are the main victims.

Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015 by The News Editor

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