Syria ‘adulteress’ survives ISIS militant stoning to death

January 31, 2015 7:03 am

Militants carried out the punishment and “stoned her until they thought
she had died.” But just as they had stopped pelting her with stones, the
woman stood up and tried to flee. (File Photo: AP)  

A Syrian woman stoned by the militant Islamic State of Iraq and
() group for alleged adultery and left for dead has miraculously
walked away from the brutal punishment, a monitor said Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militant group
sentenced the woman to be “stoned for adultery” in the town of Raqqa,
the ISIS stronghold in northern Syria.

Militants carried out the punishment and “stoned her until they thought she had died,” said the Britain-based monitor.

But just as they had stopped pelting her with stones, the woman stood up and tried to flee.
“An
ISIS militant was about to open fire at her when an Islamist jurist
intervened and stopped him saying it was God’s will that she did not
die,” said the Observatory, without specifying when it happened.
The ISIS jurist told the woman she can walk free but that she must “repent”.
According
to the Observatory, at least 15 people, nine of them women, have been
executed by militants in Syria, including -linked militants,
since July for alleged adultery and homosexuality.
ISIS and
al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syria branch, hold large swathes of Syria and
have imposed a brutal version of Islamic law in territory under their
control.

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