Somalia: Jihadist group stones man to death for adultery

| Updated: May 29, 2017 10:41 IST

Moscow [Russia], May 29 (ANI): Jihadist group al-Shabaab reportedly stoned to death a 44-year-old man in Somalia for alleged adultery. The killing took place on Sunday in the Ramo Adey village and was witnessed by hundreds, reports Sputnik news agency. According to witnesses, the man was married with two wives and also had a third woman, whom he did not have according to the Sharia law. Meanwhile, Somali religious scholar Sheikh Abdirahman Sharif, imam of the Darul Hijra mosque in Minneapolis, Minnesota, criticized the execution and called it illegal and al-Shabaab "religious bandits." He also suggested that the victim might have been tortured into confessing, and that al-Shabaab does not give those it accuses the right to contest accusations against them. Al-Shabaab has been trying to overthrow the Somalian government for years and in 2012 allied itself with al-Qaeda. It has lost ground in recent years, but remains strong enough to stage public executions in remote regions of the country. (ANI)

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