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Teenage rape victim is stoned to death as violence sweeps Somalia

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 06 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2403
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    A 13 year old girl was publicly stoned to death last week in Somalia, as a new upsurge in violence and piracy threaten to disrupt humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands displaced by fighting in the country.

    Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was killed on 27 October by a group of 50 men who stoned her to death in a stadium in the southern port of Kismaayo, an area recently recaptured by Islamist insurgents, in front of around 1000 spectators.

    She was accused of adultery, in breach of Islamic law, but her father and other sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men.

    After the rape her family attempted to …

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