Woman stoned to death by extremist group in Somalia for ‘marrying’ 11 men

The al-Qaida-linked group’s radio arm reports that the stoning was carried out on Wednesday after an ad hoc al-Shabab court convicted the woman in Sablale town in Lower Shabelle region.
File photo of newly-trained al-Shabab fighters performing military exercises in Lafofe area,18 km south of Mogadishu, Somalia.(AP photo)
File photo of newly-trained al-Shabab fighters performing military exercises in Lafofe area,18 km south of Mogadishu, Somalia.(AP photo)
Updated on May 09, 2018 06:42 PM IST
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Associated Press, Mogadishu | By Associated Press

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab said it stoned to death a woman accused of marrying 11 men.

The al-Qaida-linked group’s radio arm Andalus reported that the stoning was carried out on Wednesday after an ad hoc al-Shabab court convicted the woman in Sablale town in Lower Shabelle region.

The report said masked men stoned to death 30-year-old Shukri Abdullahi Warsame in a public square.

The self-proclaimed judge said the woman had confessed to having secretly married 11 men in a row without seeking a divorce.

Al-Shabab has been fighting for years to impose a strict version of Islam in the long-chaotic Horn of Africa nation.

The group often executes suspected spies and people accused of adultery after convictions that human rights groups say lack the proper judiciary process.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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