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Sunday, October 24, 2004

japantoday > world 2 Nigerian women sentenced to death by  stoning

Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 07:38 JST
ABUJA, Nigeria ? A court in northern Nigeria has sentenced two women to death by stoning for committing adultery, and both will soon appeal the sentences, a human rights group said Friday.
The sentences, passed down in Nigeria's Bauchi state in September and early October, are the first of their kind in over a year in the mainly Muslim north, where 12 states have introduced controversial Islamic Shariah criminal codes since 1999.

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