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8/26/2002 - Nigerian Government Opposed to Death By Stoning
The government of Nigeria announced its opposition to an Islamic courts ruling of death by stoning for a single mother, Amina Lawal Kurami, who is the second Nigerian woman condemned to death by stoning for engaging in sex before marriage....

8/19/2002 - Nigerian Woman Sentenced to Death by Stoning; Appeal Rejected
An Islamic court in Nigeria today upheld a sentence of death by stoning against a 31-year-old Nigerian woman, Amina Lawal Kurami....

6/20/2002 - Afghan President Chooses Cabinet
Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced picks for 14 of his cabinet posts yesterday, only one of which was a woman....

5/17/2002 - Pakistani Rape Victim Sentenced to Death by Stoning
Zafran Bibi is on death row, sentenced to death by stoning for having sex outside marriage....

3/19/2002 - Ruling in Nigerian Stoning Case Expected Next Week
An Islamic appeals court is expected to issue a ruling in the case of Safiya Hussaini, a Nigerian women sentenced to death by stoning for allegedly committing adultery, on March 25....

1/28/2002 - Nigerian Woman Sentenced to Death by Stoning Changes Defense
Sufiyatu Huseini, the Nigerian woman sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery, is now being helped by a local womens rights group (financed by the Ford and MacArthur Foundations) who have hired lawyers to defend Huseini....

1/10/2002 - Nigerian Woman Still in Danger of Stoning
Sufiyatu Huseini (also referred to as Sufiya Hussaini in earlier reports) is still awaiting a decision from an Islamic sharia appeals court that will determine whether she lives or dies....

12/3/2001 - Nigerian Woman to Appeal Death Sentence For Adultery
An Islamic court of appeals in Sokoto state, Nigeria has granted Safiya Hussaini a stay of execution, allowing Hussaini to appeal the decision of a lower Islamic court sentencing her to death by stoning....

10/17/2001 - Nigerian Woman Sentenced to Death for Having Sex
An Islamic court in Sokoto state in northern Nigeria last week sentenced Safiya Hussaini Tungar Dudu to death by stoning for having pre-marital sex....

5/5/2000 - Feminist Majority Foundation Condemns Taliban's Brutal Killing of Woman in Afghanistan and Calls for US Action
The Feminist Majority Foundation condemns the public stoning of a woman to death in Northern Afghanistan by the Taliban militia for allegedly committing adultery and calls for an end to the brutal gender apartheid regime that continues to terrorize the women and girls of Afghanistan....

2/26/1997 - Report Says Lesbians and Gay Men Are Targeted for Abuse
According to Breaking the Silence, a report by Amnesty International, lesbians and gay men are killed, tortured and imprisioned on the basis of their sexual orientation and face prosecution in up to 60 countries....