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Mali Islamists Stone Couple to Death for Adultery

posted on August 1, 2012

“An al Qaeda-linked Islamic militant group in control of northern Mali” stoned a married couple to death after they were accused of having extramarital affairs, Reuters reports. Ansar Dine, an Islamist group, carried out the execution in accordance with its interpretation of sharia law. Sanda Ould Bounama, a spokesman for the organization, says, “We don’t have to answer to anyone over the application of sharia.”

Read at Reuters