Amnesty International Denounces Stoning Death of 13-Year-Old Somali Girl

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    Amnesty International Denounces Stoning Death of 13-Year-Old Somali Girl

    MOGADISHU, Somalia — A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group said.

    Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Oct. 27 in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo, Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses. The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.

    Initial local media reports said Duhulow was 23, but her father told Amnesty International she was 13. Some of the Somali journalists who first reported the killing later told Amnesty International that they had reported she was 23 based upon her physical appearance.

    Calls to Somali government officials and the local administration in Kismayo rang unanswered Saturday.

    "This child suffered a horrendous death at the behest of the armed opposition groups who currently control Kismayo," David Copeman, Amnesty International's Somalia campaigner, said in a statement Friday.

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    And I thought this was why we were fighting this war...not as much because of WOMD but for humanitarian reasons. We started in Afgan. after our intervention women no longer had to hide under a burka and got to go to school. It was suppose to have gotten better...but our focus changed to Iraq and the really reason was lost....now it seems worse then ever.
     
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    And Somalia is part of "this war" how?
     
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    Quick - let's turn the story into a political football.
     
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    Terribly, terribly sad. I have a daughter who is nearly that age. To go through what she went through only to suffer appallingly a second time is....well, actually I can't find the words to describe it.
     
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    That wasn't my intent. The fact is, Somalia has nothing to do with Iraq or Afghanistan.

    The story is tragic. It's incomprhensible that barbarism like this goes on in the world today. As a father of three daughters, I have no words to express how sick this makes me. Yet, sadly, there is little we as a nation can do to stop things like this from happening. Consider that the FBI can't even capture the father in Texas who murdered both his teenage daughters in the name of honor.
     
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    Seriously----how long to we just empathize without doing anything ? Does Amnesty International expect someone to take action ?
     
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    OK - fair point.
     
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    I hear ya, Dillo, I hear ya. But what do we do? Our last excursion into Somalia didn't turn out so well. We have troops deployed in two wars. I think you and I would agree that, even if we could send troops into Somalia, we as a nation would be roundly condemned in the court of public opinion, especially with Bush in office. AI makes a habit of condemning things such as this, as well they and everyone else should, yet they offer no solution and have no power to change things..

    Personally, I think it is time someone else steps up and gives us a hand policing the scumbags of the world. No one else wants to do it, they get pissed when we do it, and they get pissed when we don't.
     

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