This is not to condone capital punishment, but we do find it different that for once, it seems that the rapist and not the victim is being punished. We’re not saying that the death penalty necessarily is a good deterrent to crime, but certainly the thought of being stoned to death for rape and other violent crimes might make a lot of people think.
Nigerian rapist to be stoned to death in Kano
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has sentenced a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.
Ubale Sa’idu Dotsa admitted raping the girl but said he had incited by the Devil, reports the AP news agency.
His two wives have reportedly died from Aids-related diseases.
Several people have been sentenced to death by stoning in northern Nigeria’s Islamic courts but none have been carried out.
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