Saturday, November 7, 2009
Islamists in southern Somalia have stoned a man to death for adultery but spared his pregnant girlfriend until she gives birth
Abas Hussein Abdirahman, 33, was killed in front of a crowd of some 300 people in the port town of Merka. An official from the al-Shabab group said the woman would be killed after she has had her baby. Islamist groups run much of southern Somalia. This is the third time Islamists have stoned a person to death for adultery in the past year. Al-Shabab official Sheikh Suldan Aala Mohamed said Abdirahman had confessed to adultery before an Islamic court.