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Nigerian Woman Fights Stoning Death

Nigerian Woman Fights Stoning Death

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
18/03/2011
Lancastrian
Summary: 

In October 2001, an Islamic court found Hussaini guilty of adultery and under sharia, or Islamic law, sentenced her to be stoned to death while buried up to her waist in sand. In interviews with Western journalists in recent days, some Muslim clerics in the region have carefully explained that Hussaini would be buried in a pit to prevent her escape and that the size of the stones could be a big as an adult fist.