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Afghan woman stoned to death for ‘adultery’

Video emerges of public execution of teenager found ‘guilty’ of having pre-marital sex in Taliban-controlled Ghor.


An Afghan woman has been stoned to death after being accused of adultery in a remote western province controlled by the Taliban, according to local media.

The video of the stoning in Ghor province came out late on Monday and has been widely discussed on social media in Afghanistan with many people appalled by the scenes.

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Governor of the province has attested to the authenticity of the video.

Governor Sima Joyenda told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Afghanistan that the killing took place in the village of Ghalmin.

The stoning occurred around six days ago after the local tribal council found her guilty of having pre-marital sex with her fiancé, officials told DPA agency.

The fiancé was lashed but the 19-year-old woman, named as Rokhshana, was stoned to death.

Read the full story at Al Jazeera



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