19 Oct '15, 8am

A woman in the #Maldives has won a reprieve from being stoned to death for adultery

A woman in the #Maldives has won a reprieve from being stoned to death for adultery

COLOMBO: The Maldives' highest court has overturned an unprecedented sentence of death by stoning for a woman convicted of adultery, a crime in the Muslim island nation, media reports said Monday. The woman, identified by local media as a mother of five, was convicted by a local judge on a remote island in the Maldives, a popular tourist destination that has seen a rise in Islamic extremism. The Haveeru news site said the woman had confessed to the crime after giving birth on the remote equatorial islet of Gemanafushi, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of the capital Male. The Supreme Court annulled the case on Sunday night, ruling that the judge had failed to consider the legal as well as Islamic procedures of the nation of 340,000 Sunni Muslims, the Maldives Independent website said. The Maldives, a popular Indian Ocean honeymoon destination, observes elements of Is...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-...

Tweets

Sign the petition

straitstimes.com 20 Oct '15, 1pm

COLOMBO (AFP) - A United Nations panel has ruled that the jailing of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was illegal...

Bullets detonate bomb in handbag of woman who r...

japantimes.co.jp 18 Oct '15, 9pm

KANO – Nigerian soldiers shot dead a suspected suicide bomber outside a military base in the northeast on Sunday, detonati...

Bullets detonate bomb in handbag of woman who r...

japantimes.co.jp 18 Oct '15, 9pm

KANO – Nigerian soldiers shot dead a suspected suicide bomber outside a military base in the northeast on Sunday, detonati...