In the North-East of Mali lovers who took the time to enter into marriage, beaten to death with stones. This is the first such incident since the jihadist group was ousted from the territory of the West African States.

Recall that the Islamists seized key cities in Northern Mali in March 2012. In 2013, they were ousted by international forces led by France, but still making attacks.

“The Islamists have dug two pits where he put man and woman who lived with him, not being married. Couple stoned to death”, – quotes The Telegraph review of a local official to AFP.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, may 16, in the province of Kidal. The jihadists brought to the execution of members of the public. At least four local resident took part in the massacre.

Another official explained that the organizers of the execution of accused of love in violation of Islamic laws that required the penalty of stoning.

For the brief time of his reign, introduced the jihadists in Mali own version of Sharia obliged women to wear the burqa and legalized corporal punishment.

Human rights activists from the Association for the protection of human rights has described the lovers hammering stones as the “cowardly murder”. “This is barbarism. The people who did this should be arrested and brought to justice,” – said the head of assagioli Umar Digit.

Additionally, the incident occurred on the eve of the visit to Mali by French President Emmanuel Macron, who is due to meet with stationed in the country by French troops on Thursday or Friday.

With the beginning of the year armed groups of jihadists were killed 309 residents of Mali. The UN believes that the special mission of the organization in the country called MINUSMA needs to be strengthened. It is believed that the service in this UN peacekeeping mission to date, is the most dangerous.

In Mali stoned to death a couple who were in no hurry to marry 18.05.2017

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