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11/19/2018 1:39:37 AM

Girl Is Stoned to Death in Somalia After Reporting Rape

A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery, a human rights group said.

Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Monday in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismaayo, Amnesty International and Somali news media reported, citing witnesses. The Islamist militia in charge of Kismaayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.

Initial local news reports said that Duhulow was 23, but her father told Amnesty International that she was 13. Some of the Somali journalists who first reported the killing later told the human rights group that they had reported she was 23 based on her physical appearance.

Calls to Somali government officials and the local administration in Kismaayo rang unanswered Saturday.

"This child suffered a horrendous death at the behest of the armed opposition groups who currently control Kismaayo," David Copeman, Amnesty International"s Somalia campaigner, said in a statement Friday.



Girl Is Stoned to Death in Somalia After Reporting RapeGirl Is Stoned to Death in Somalia After Reporting Rape

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