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May-02-00

Woman Stoned to Death for Adultery by the Taliban

In Afghanistan on Monday, a woman was
stoned to death by the extremist Taliban
militia after supposedly confessing to
committing adultery. The execution took place
in a stadium in northern Afghanistan with
several thousand spectators.

The Taliban militia, which controls 90 percent
of Afghanistan, has imposed a strict system of
gender apartheid against all women living in
areas controlled by the Taliban. The Taliban's
edicts, which have been brutally enforced,
banish most women from the work force,
closed schools to girls and expelled women
from universities, and prohibited women from
leaving their homes unless accompanied by a
close male relative.

Neither the United States nor the United
Nations has recognized the Taliban regime as
the legitimate government of Afghanistan.

Media Resources: The Nando Times - 2 May, 2000


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