Iran has continued its medieval legal practice with two additional stonings. It was supposed to be three stonings, but one of the men named Mahmoud accused of adultery was able to dig himself out of the hole and run free. The stonings occurred in the city of Mashhad in late December.
Under the common stoning rule, a man is buried up to his waist while a woman is buried up to her neck. If a person is able to escape the hole, they must be treated as free and clear under Islamic law — bringing a new meaning to “digging yourself out of a hole.”
The Iranians continue to follow the dictates of Sharia law and these prehistoric traditions. Other countries like Somalia follow the same traditions, here.
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