A couple was the latest to be put to face Rajam (stoning to death) for the crime of adultery after a sentencing by Pakistan’s Mohmand tribal agency. The couple was found guilty by a “qazi court” in Fata in a case reportedly over-seen by the Taliban.
The woman named Shano had reportedly eloped with Daulat Khan Malikdeenkhel of Bara on March 15 despite her marriage to another man.
Her family had filed a police report that she might have been abducted, but when the police found evidence of adultery, it became a death penalty case. The actual stoning took place in Khwaezai-Baezai, about 40 kms west of the Mohmand Agency’s headquarters Ghalanai.
Of course, Christians and Jews engaged in stoning in biblical times as depicted in the above picture of the The Stoning of Achan . However, such punishment is widely viewed as barbaric today.
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