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Al-Shabaab stones mother-of-eight to death for adultery in Somalia

Al-Shabaab stones mother-of-eight to death for adultery in Somalia

Country: 
Somalia
News Date: 
27/10/2017
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

Somalia’s Islamist group al-Shabaab has publicly stoned a woman to death in a town in the south for cheating on her husband, an official told Reuters. Al Shabaab, which has been waging a war for years to topple the Horn of Africa country’s western-backed government, seeks to bring in rule based on its strict interpretation of sharia law. Sheikh Mohamed Abu Abdalla, al-Shabaab’s governor for Somalia’s Jubba regions in the south, said Habiba Ali Isak, a 30-year-old mother of eight children, was killed by stoning in Sakow on Thursday afternoon.