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From Iranian Penal code prior to 2013. The status of stoning as a punishment in Iran is now unclear as the provision was originally removed by Iranian MPs but then reinstated with ambiguous wording by the Iranian Guardian Council of Cleric and sharia Jurists.

Article 102 of the Islamic Penal Code reads: “An adulterer man shall be buried in a ditch up to near his waist and an adulterer woman up to near her chest and then stoned to death.”

Article 104 – “The size of the stone used in stoning shall not be too large to kill the convict by one or two throws and at the same time shall not be too small to be called a stone.” That is, pebbles are ruled out, but so are rocks big enough to kill quickly.

Article 23 – But if the condemnation is based on the testimonies of witnesses, then first the witnesses will throw stones, then the mentioned judge and then other people.

Stonings can reportedly take anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours. According to the International Committee Against Stoning, the doctor recruited to oversee the execution (often against his will) will periodically stop proceedings to check if the victim is dead. If not, the stoning resumes.

http://wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/na0124_stoningweb.pdf

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/10089270/Iran-amends-law-on-stoning-for-adultery.html

 

WARNING GRAPHIC:
Horrible Actual Stoning - This is the reality of Islam-Sharia!!!

Watch as a 19 year old Muslim woman gets stoned to death for refusing to marry! This is Islam. This is Sharia Law. pic.twitter.com/6IIHbbI94L

— Deplorable Aaron (@GopAaron) November 29, 2016
 

Woman stoned to death. Have no clue why any woman would want to be apart of this sick cult. #thisisislam pic.twitter.com/ecFZejoNWY

— Michael Keyes (@michaelkeyes) December 14, 2016

ECHR Judgement Summary: "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

Summary: 

“It’s culture, not religion” is a phrase often used to explain away problematic practices common in Muslim countries and communities. Sharia is Islamic law that has influenced societies with different languages, cultures, histories, and interpretations of Islam. In the face of a worrisome incident, many Muslims believe that Islam has been misinterpreted, while others believe it agreeable to Islamic teachings. Is it accurate to say that the negative aspects of Sharia are not based on Islamic teachings, that the negative influences are primarily external to religion?

To answer this truthfully, one must go to the Islamic religious texts. Sharia is derived primarily from the Quran and hadith. The Quran is the holy book of Islam, believed to be the literal word of God. It is believed to have passed verbally from the angel Jibril (Gabriel) to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who then relayed it to his followers over the course of two decades. It is the ultimate authority in Islam, traditionally believed to be a guidance for all times. A hadith is a report that describes the actions of Muhammad and his followers. They are important in understanding the Quran as they supplement many of its verses, and have played an essential role in the development of Islamic jurisprudence. The hadith are second only to the Quran.

The importance of hadith is in its practical application. For example, the Quran instructs Muslims to pray, but does not clearly specify how or how often. The Hadith gives instruction on not only how to pray, but clarifies that Muslims must pray five times a day.[1] Individual hadith are classified as (1) sahih (“authentic”), which is the highest classification, (2) hasan (“good”) or (3) da’if (“weak”). The classifications are based on how credible the hadith collectors found the chain of narration, tracing the chain to the originator of the content of the report. Unless otherwise stated, all of the hadith we use for this article are sahih hadith. Still, one should spend a moment deliberating that all of the hadith, including those classified as weak, are from Muslim sources, favored towards Islam. Finally, this article also looks at tafsir (the exegesis of the Quran) to provide more context to certain verses.

We will look at verses from the Quran and hadith on four subject areas: women’s testimony, torture, slavery, and jizya, the special tax required from non-Muslims. This article is by no means a comprehensive list of controversial topics related to Islam, but it is meant to provide a basis of understanding some influential writings in authoritative Islamic sources regarding these topics.

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
24/03/2004
Summary: 

A Nigerian Islamic sharia court on Wednesday postponed for almost a month the appeal of a young couple who were sentenced to be stoned to death.

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
17/02/2004
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HRW:

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
20/05/2002
Summary: 

Religious and ethnic clashes have cost thousands of lives in Nigeria in the past two years and the restoration of strict Islamic law in 12 of Nigeria's 36 states has sparked bloody riots between Christians and Muslims. Now with more harsh Sharia punishments pending, including stoning, whipping, amputation and execution, and the prospect of Sharia being extended to at least one state in the predominantly Christian south, the issue might tear the country apart.

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Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
20/08/2002
Summary: 

An Islamic court in Nigeria yesterday upheld a sentence of death by stoning for a woman accused of adultery. The case is the latest in a series of sentences passed under sharia law - a set of religious laws adopted over the past two years in northern regions of Nigeria, which have predominantly Muslim inhabitants.

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Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/08/2013
Summary: 

Steven Ellis and Jason Hendry were told tensions were high as the EDL was about to march while Muslims celebrated Ramadan. Two animal lovers were branded paedophiles and pelted with stones by dozens of men for wearing mankinis on a sponsored walk. Steven Ellis, 41, and brother-in-law Jason Hendry, 22, had to be rescued by police after being attacked by outraged residents in a city street [Birmingham]. The duo, who were raising money for a dogs’ home, said officers told them the skimpy outfits had offended Muslims living along the route.

Country: 
Somalia
News Date: 
22/11/2008
Summary: 

AISHA Ibrahim Duhulow was 13 years old when she was buried up to her neck in the Somali port city of Kismayu on Oct 27 and stoned to death by 50 men belonging to the Islamic group Al Shahab. A truckload of stones was brought to the field where this murder took place. When a few members of the thousand-strong spectators tried to save the girl, Al Shahab gunmen opened fire, accidentally shooting a little boy. It did not take long to kill Aisha. She had been accused of fornication, although according to her bereft father, she had gone to complain of being raped by three men.

A particularly sicken video from Afghanistan of sharia in action. Be warned it is very unpleasant:

Country: 
Somalia
News Date: 
27/10/2017
Summary: 

Somalia’s Islamist group al-Shabaab has publicly stoned a woman to death in a town in the south for cheating on her husband, an official told Reuters. Al Shabaab, which has been waging a war for years to topple the Horn of Africa country’s western-backed government, seeks to bring in rule based on its strict interpretation of 

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