Syria 'adultress' survives stoning

The IS jurist told the woman she can walk free but that she must "repent".


Afp January 30, 2015
According to the Observatory, at least 15 people, nine of them women, have been executed by extremists in Syria. PHOTO: AFP

BEIRUT: A Syrian woman stoned by the Muslim State group for alledged adultery and left for dead has miraculously walked away from the brutal punishment, a monitor said Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the extremist group sentenced the woman to be "stoned for adultery" in the town of Raqa, the IS stronghold in northern Syria.

Militants carried out the punishment and "stoned her until they thought she had died," said the Britain-based monitor.

But just as they had stopped pelting her with stones, the woman stood up and tried to flee.

"An IS militant was about to open fire at her when an Muslim jurist intervened and stopped him saying it was God's will that she did not die," said the Observatory, without specifying when it happened.

The IS jurist told the woman she can walk free but that she must "repent".

According to the Observatory, at least 15 people, nine of them women, have been executed by extremists in Syria, including Al-Qaeda-linked militants, since July for alleged adultery and homosexuality.

The IS and the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's Syria branch, hold large swathes of Syria and have imposed a brutal version of Islamic law in territory under their control.

COMMENTS (1)

Stranger | 6 years ago | Reply

Gosh I am missing something here . So where is the chap she committed adultry with . Surely it takes two to tango . Did he get scot free? Does any one know who that chap is ? Does any one care ?

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