From the SMH and the Guardian.
Rape victim, 13, stoned to death in stadium
* Stoned to death for adultery after court ruling
AN ISLAMIST rebel administration in Somalia ordered that a girl, 13, be stoned to death for adultery after the child's father reported that she was raped by three men.
Amnesty International said the al-Shabab militia, which controls the city of Kismayo, arranged for 50 men to stone Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow in front of about 1000 spectators. A truck laden with stones was brought to the stadium for the killing. Amnesty said the girl struggled with her captors and had to be forcibly carried into the stadium. Amnesty said: "Inside the stadium, militia members opened fire when some of the witnesses to the killing attempted to save her life, and shot dead a boy who was a bystander."
The girl's father told Amnesty that when he tried to report her rape to the militia the child was accused by the administration of adultery and detained.
None of the men accused of the rape was arrested. The girl was earlier reported by witnesses as being 23 years old.
Guardian News & Media