Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 14:28
Billions have been invested on promoting human rights in Afghanistan over more than 12 years of war and donors fear that hard won progress, particularly for women, may be eroding.
Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 20:41
Afghanistan is considering bringing back stoning for adultery, Human Rights Watch and the justice ministry said on Monday, possibly restoring a punishment in force during the Taliban`s brutal regime.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 21:25
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims performed the ritual stoning of the Devil on Wednesday as the annual Haj season drew to a close with no significant tragedies reported by Saudi authorities who were determined to ensure a safe pilgrimage.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 17:05
Over a million Muslims, including more than a lakh Indians, on Tuesday participated in the symbolic stoning of the devil in Mina Valley of Saudi Arabia, the final stage of the annual Haj pilgrimage.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 13:21
A rights group noted that at least 70 people have been executed by stoning in Iran since 1980, where last known execution through stoning took place in 2009.
Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 15:58
An article in a Qatari magazine that the stoning of adulterous married husbands or wives was not supported by Islamic law is set to ignite a heated debate in the country.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 13:37
More than 300 men hurled stones at Noorduddin, a government employee, till he died.
Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 15:44
United Nations human rights officials have condemned Iran`s use of stoning as a form of capital punishment.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 19:57
A 23-year-old Sudanese woman, mother to a six-month-old baby, convicted of adultery, will be stoned to death.
Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012, 00:35
The area close to an upcoming mosque at an excavated site near the Jama Masjid remained tense Sunday even as two people were arrested and several detained over pelting of stones.
Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 14:14
25-year-old Maryam Bibi, a mother of five, was stoned to death on the orders of a panchayat for cutting grass at the farm of a landlord.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 22:19
British Muslims have been able to turn to Sharia courts since 1982.
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