Amnesty International has confirmed that a Sharia court in Somalia executed a 13-year-old girl for having sex outside of marriage in Kismayo. Aisha Ibrahim Kuhulow was reported to be 23 year old, but her father has confirmed widespread reports that she was only 13.
Thousands of people came to watch the girl be executed in a football stadium. She was led to a hole in the ground and buried to her neck. Fifty men then threw stones at her until they thought she was dead. A nurse was called and the girl’s body removed from the hole but she proved to be still alive. The men then re-buried her and resumed the stoning until she was dead.
The horrific execution led some to try to intervene. Some spectators tried to save Aisha and the militia controlling the town opened fire — killing a young boy. While the militia expressed regret over the killing of the boy and promised to punish the responsible soldier, they expressed satisfaction with the men who killed the little girl.
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