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March-31-97

Afghan Woman Stoned to Death for Spending Time with Non-Relative

Early on March 29th, Taliban religious rulers stoned an Afghan woman to death who had spent time with a man who was not one of her relatives. The young woman attempted to leave the country with the man but was caught and stoned to death for violating strict Islamic law imposed by the Taliban which states that a woman found with a man not in her family faces the death penalty. The Taliban-run radio Shariat did not comment on whether or not the woman had a trial or what, if anything, happened to the man. Under the Talibans extremist rule, women are not allowed to work, attend school, or spend anytime out of the house unless they wear an all-enveloping burqa

Media Resources: Associated Press - March 29, 1997]