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Al-Shabaab publicly stoned a woman in Southern Somalia for adultery. Habiba Ali Isak, a 30-year-old mother of eight children, was killed by stoning in Sakow on Thursday afternoon. She had told her husband that she was travelling to Mogadishu to visit with family. She had however actually travelled to Sakow and married a second man. When her first husband heard this, he took it to the local courts. Under Sharia, this is an offense that must be punished by stoning if proven. The barbaric and archaic practice is just one of many that groups such as al-Shabaab wish to impose on everyone.

 

2017-10-27 Somalia (Reuters) Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab on Thursday 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.

Sakow, a town about 515 km (320 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu, is in an area entirely under al Shabaab’s control.

Members of al Shabaab have in the past handed out harsh punishments for religious infractions including hacking off of limbs for alleged thieves and public executions.

Isak lived with her legal husband and children in Hagar village in Jubba, but cheated on her husband after she told him she was traveling to Mogadishu to visit her relatives, Abdalla said.

 

 

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