Stonings and Honour Killings - what you need to know!

The stoning death of a pregnant Pakistani woman has shocked the world, but hers is far from being an isolated case. Here is what you need to know about stonings and 'honour killings'.

Islamic leaders of the world must publicly and loudy condemn this mostly misogynist barbarity of stoning and 'honour killing'. So far, the silence has been deafening, while these brutal practices continue.


Afghanistan considers reintroducing stoning, flogging for adulterers

Adghanistan is considering bringing back stoning-to-death for adultery, Human Rights Watch and the justice ministry says, possibly restoring a punishment in force during the Taliban's brutal regime.

The penalty for married adulterers, along with flogging for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country's penal code being considered by the ministry of justice. Ashraf Azimi, the head of ministry's criminal law department, confirmed to AFP that stoning to death is included in the draft.