Somali Man Stoned to Death for Adultery

While a crowd of people looked on, Abas Hussein Abdirahman was stoned to death for having confessed to adultery in Islamic court in Southern Somalia. An eyewitness told the BBC that the 33-year-old “was screaming and blood was pouring from his head during the stoning. After seven minutes he stopped moving." His pregnant girlfriend will not be killed until she gives birth. A 13-year-old girl was killed for adultery further south last year. Human-rights groups said she’d been raped. It’s been 18 years since Somalia has had a functioning government.