Kicking and screaming in terror, the girl was carried into the stadium. 1,000 onlookers watched as her hands and legs were forcefully bound.
When anguished family members broke from the crowd and ran towards her, the militia opened fire. A small boy was killed.
13 year old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was buried up to her neck and a cape was placed over her head, leaving only her face exposed. 50 men hurled stones at her face from the truckload unloaded earlier that day.
Her crime was being raped by 3 men. When she reported the rape to the militia who control Kismayo, Somalia, she was charged with fornication (adultery) and sentenced to death by stoning. At 13.
Her father told Amnesty International the act of reporting the crime resulted in her accusation.
“She officially confirmed her guilt” Sheikh Hayakalah, the Sharia court judge, said in remarks broadcast on Radio Shabelle.
According to onlookers, 3 times nurses were instructed to check whether she was still alive. They pulled the teen from the ground, declared she was still alive and put her back in the hole for the stoning to continue.
David Copeman of Amnesty International said “This was not justice, nor was it an execution. This child suffered a horrendous death...”
None of men who raped her were arrested.