Woman accused of adultery and prostitution is buried up to her neck and stoned to death by Al-Qaeda in Yemen
‘Justice’: The woman was stoned after reportedly ‘confessing’ to being a prostitute and a pimp, according to a Sharia court set up by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) (file photo)
- The woman was stoned to death in Al Mukalla southeast Yemen
- The married woman reportedly admitted to prostitution and ‘pimping’
- She was stoned ‘in the presence of dozens of residents’, witness said
A woman has been stoned to death in south-east Yemen after being accused of adultery and prostitution by an Al-Qaeda Sharia court.
The married woman was reportedly killed in a public execution in the city of Al Mukalla, which has been under the control of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) since April last year.
Al-Qaeda militants ‘placed the woman in a hole in the middle of the courtyard of a military building and stoned her to death in the presence of dozens of residents’, according to an eyewitness report.
‘This was the first time we have seen such a thing,’ a witness said.
A copy of the purported verdict issued by a local Sharia court set up by the militants in December, said the married woman had ‘confessed in front of the judges to committing adultery’.