Truth Frequency Radio
Dec 12, 2013


A woman sentenced by the Taliban to death by public stoning was rescued by police in northern Afghanistan, a police official said.

“Taliban [judicial] commission charged a woman named Halima … to be stoned to death for having an affair with a man in Dasht-e-Archi district three days ago,” said Saeed Tabar Hussaini, a police official in northern Kunduz province.

The woman was due to be executed on Sunday evening, but police received a tip-off and arrived at the scene before the execution took place.

Taliban fled the area, the official said.

Hussaini said the man who was sentenced along with the woman had evaded arrest by the Taliban.

There have been isolated reports of stonings in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001.

On Sunday, a UN report said that prosecutions and convictions of perpetrators of violence against women in Afghanistan remained low, with most cases settled by mediation.