13-year old Somali girl stoned to death for being gang-raped

Via the BBC, which also has a seven-minute radio broadcast:

Amnesty International has condemned the stoning of a 13-year-old girl in southern Somalia. The human rights organisation claims the teenager was stoned to death after her father informed the authorities that she had been gang-raped. She was reportedly accused of adultery and the stoning, in front of a crowd of around 1,000, was her punishment. Reporter Jon Manel and Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International, discuss the influence of militant Islamist group Al Shabab, which has control of some areas in Somalia.


One Response

  1. I fail to see how human beings can ever see this as justified. It boggles my mind that people can be so…..I can’t think of a good word. dense? thick? dumb?

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