Revised Afghanistan penal code may open door for public stonings

Revised Afghanistan penal code may open door for public stonings

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Afghanistan’s Justice Ministry has proposed reintroducing public stoning for convicted adulterers, possibly restoring a punishment in force during the Taliban’s brutal rule. Human Rights Watch and Afghan officials said Monday the sentence for married adulterers – along with flogging for unmarried offenders – appears in a draft […]

Stoning in Iran can be stopped through human rights, global advocacy & action

Stoning in Iran can be stopped through human rights, global advocacy & action

Elahe Amani – WNN Opinion (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: The U.N. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1984 through resolution 39/46. The Convention entered into force on June 26, 1987. This United Nations Convention against Torture […]

Mali government says extremist rebels will be punished for public stoning of couple

Mali government says extremist rebels will be punished for public stoning of couple

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Bamako, MALI, AFRICA: Mali’s interim government has condemned the stoning death of two people by Islamist militants who control the country’s north. In a statement Tuesday, the government said it learned of the killings with “indignation and astonishment” and denounced what it called the dark-age practice of stoning.  It promised that the […]