Other Countries – Executed
Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow – (Female, 13):
Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was stoned to death on Monday 27 October, by a group of 50 men in a stadium in the southern port of Kismayu, in front of around 1,000 spectators. She was initially reported to be 23 years old, based on her physical appearance, but it was later revealed by Amnesty International that she was only 13.
Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was accused of adultery, but sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape to the al-Shabab militia who control Kismayo. It was this act that resulted in her being accused of adultery and detained. None of the men she accused of rape were arrested.
Du’a Khalil Aswad – (Female, 17):
Du’a Khalil Aswad, aged about 17, was stoned to death on or around 7 April 2007 for a so-called honour crime. A member of Iraq’s Yezidi religious minority from the village of Bahzan in northern Iraq, she was killed by a group of eight or nine men and in the presence of a large crowd in the town of Bashika, near the city of Mosul. Some of her relatives are said to have participated in the killing.
Du’a Khalil Aswad’s murder is said to have been committed because she had engaged in a relationship with a Sunni Muslim boy and had been absent from her home for one night. Her death by stoning, which lasted for some 30 minutes, was recorded on video film which was then widely distributed and is available on the internet.
Asif Iqubal – male, 13
Sahin Sk. – male 15
Asif Iqubal, aged 13, and Sahin Sk., aged 15, were allegedly taken into custody by the Indian Police and shot at close range on 1 April 2007.
The two boys Asif Iqbal (13 year-old) and Sahin SK (15 year-old) were allegedly in the process of smuggling two cows across the border between India and Bangladesh, when the Commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) belonging to the 140 Battalion posted at Kaharpara border out post saw them and ordered to catch them. Consequently, three or four subalterns caught them and fired them from point blank range, despite the young age of the two boys and the fact that they were unarmed. Two eyewitnesses were reportedly present during the incident.
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Dhahian Rakan al-Sibai’i – (Male, 15):
Dhahian Rakan al-Sibai’i was sentenced to death for a murder he allegedly committed when he was just 15 years old. He was held in a juvenile facility until his 18th birthday and then moved to an adult prison. Dhahian appealed to the families of the victim to pardon him — as allowed by Shari’a law — but the outcome of his appeal is not known.
According to press reports, the execution took place in the city of Taif on 21 July 2007.