Tuesday, January 30, 2007

ARRESTS AFTER 'ADULTERY ' STONING !

Two people have been arrested after a couple were tied to a tree and stoned to death for allegedly committing adultery, Pakistani police say.

They were killed in a village in Punjab province on Sunday. Police said those arrested were relatives of the woman.

A law passed in December 2004 at the instigation of President Pervez Musharraf introduced the death penalty for some so called "honour killings".

These are carried out because family honour is seen to have been violated.

BBC NEWS REPORT.

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