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[Published: Tuesday October 28 2008]

Somali woman executed bystoning

Mogadishu , 28 Oct-(ANA)- Awoman in Somaliahas been stoned to death after an Islamic Sharia law court found her guilty ofadultery, AFP news agency reports.

The woman was buried up toher neck and then pelted to death with stones in front of a large crowd inKismayo.

It was the first suchexecution in the southern port city since Islamist insurgents captured it fromgovernment-allied forces in August.

A local Islamist leadersaid the woman, Aisho Ibrahim Dhuhulow, had pleaded guilty to committingadultery.

"She was asked severaltimes to review her confession but she stressed that she wanted Sharia law andthe deserved punishment to apply," said Sheikh Hayakallah.

A group of men performedthe execution in one of the city's main squares in front of thousands ofpeople, AFP news agency said.(ANA)

FA/ANA/28 October 2008---


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