Court Maldives avoids stoning

Court Maldives avoids stoning

World October 19, 2015 15:53

male - The Supreme Court in the tourist paradise Maldives on Monday put a line through a death by stoning . The court Sunday sentenced a woman because she had become pregnant as a result of adultery .

The island state of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean is Islamic. Also whipping as a punishment for extra-marital sex is there for. After the lower court had established the death penalty, broke through the social media a storm of protest, including from human rights organizations, reports the BBC.

The court justified its ingeep because of the " violating legal procedures ". Applying the death penalty in the Maldives was unprecedented yet. It is not yet known what punishment will the woman now.

Tourists can according to the law in the Maldives are not prosecuted for adultery.

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