Five women are stoned to death in Somalia


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Thursday, 14 January 1993

Five women who were accused and convicted of adultery in Hargeisa, Somalia, were publicly stoned to death by cheerful villagers. The punitive measures enforced for this religious conviction were executed shortly after evening prayers. United Nations (UN) officials who witnessed the incident were helpless, as they feared for their lives.


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Last updated : 11-Dec-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011