The public execution of a woman accused of adultery was the first such incident in Afghanistan since the Taliban were removed from power.
According to eyewitnesses, the 29-year old, named only as Amina, was dragged out of her parent's house in Urgu District, Badakhan province by her husband and local officials before being publicly stoned to death. The man accused of committing adultery with her is alleged to have been whipped a hundred times and freed.Link to Reuters story, Link to Amnesty International statement.
Reader comment: Domenic says, "If you are going to post a news item about a woman being stoned to death in Afghanistan, you might as well post one about the coutry's first-ever female governor." Link