A man with his lover have been stoned to death in a public place and in broad daylight after breaking a law of their land.
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A couple who lived together without being married, have stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by Islamists, the first of such known occurrence since 2012.
Local officials made the revelation on Wednesday, NAN reports.
“The Islamists dug two holes where they put the man and the woman who lived maritally without being married,” said a local official about the incident Tuesday.
“They were stoned to death.”
The stoning happened in Taghlit, close to Aguelhok in the Kidal region, and the same source disclosed that members of the public were invited to take part.
“Four people threw stones at them until they died,” they said.
Another local official confirmed the information, saying the Islamists had accused the unmarried couple of violating “Islamic law”, which requires punishment by stoning.