Maldives woman wins reprieve from death by stoning

The Maldives’ highest court has overturned an unprecedented sentence of death by stoning for a woman convicted of adultery, a crime in the Muslim island nation, media reports said Monday.

The woman, identified by local media as a mother of five, was convicted by a local judge on a remote island in the Maldives, a popular tourist destination that has seen a rise in Islamic extremism.

The Haveeru news site said the woman had confessed to the crime after giving birth on the remote equatorial islet of Gemanafushi, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of the capital Male.

The Supreme Court annulled the case on Sunday night, ruling that the judge had failed to consider the legal as well as Islamic procedures of the nation of 340,000 Sunni Muslims, the Maldives Independent website said.

  • eMan14

    With the Idiot as PM.. .more Canadians will get stoned. In more ways than you might think.

  • FactsWillOut

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    Canada. 1867-2015. RIP.

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  • UCSPanther

    The way I see tonight’s results, is as the last gasp of 1990s-era left wing politics. Left wing politicians the world over are facing their twilight in this day and age, as reality is starting to close upon them. The EU elite are a prime example.

    Simply put, his is not the hippie era any more. This is the era leading up to the World Wars, and someone as vapid and clueless as Trudeau will find out the hard way that “Peace and Love” means nothing in the faces of rulers like Putin or ideologies like Islamic Fundamentalism (Both Shia and Sunni).

  • David Murrell

    According to the Wiki article on the wondrous Maldives:

    it has the following quote:

    “According to former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, the Maldives are ranked the third most endangered nation due to flooding from climate change.[51] In March and April 2012, Nasheed stated, ‘If carbon emissions were to stop today, the planet would not see a difference for 60 to 70 years.’ ‘If carbon emissions continue at the rate they are climbing today, my country will be under water in seven
    years.’ ”

    So there you go. The Lord hath ways.