[violence] honour crimes

During the last week of December, 3 men were stoned to death in Behesht Reza Cemetery in Mashhad for the crime of adultery.
Une jeune femme somalienne lapidée par des islamistes qui l'accusaient d'adultère était en réalité une adolescente de 13 ans qui avait semble-t-il été violée, rapporte mardi l'Onu.
13-year-old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was killed on Monday, 27 October 2008, by a group of 50 men who stoned her to death in a stadium in the southern port of Kismayu, Somalia in front of around 1,000 spectators. She was accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law but, her father and other sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape to the al-Shabab militia who control Kismayo, and it was this act that resulted in her being accused of adultery and detained. None of men she accused of rape were arrested.
Contrary to earlier news reports, the girl stoned to death in Somalia this week was 13, not 23, Amnesty International revealed.
Somali Islamists have stoned to death a woman accused of adultery, witnesses said, the first such public killing by the militants for about two years.
"Aurat Foundation Peshawar Resident Director Rukhshanda Naz cited lengthy judicial procedure and delay in disposal of such cases as the main reasons for increase in honour killing in the country."
Human Rights groups express grave concern for the recent incident in a remote village of Balochistan where women were brutally shot and apparently buried alive, three for choosing whom to marry and the other two for supporting them. Click here for more!
AHRC a été informée depuis une lointaine zone de la province du Baloutchistan que cinq femmes y ont été enterrée vivante.
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from a remote area of Balochistan province, that five women were buried alive.
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