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August 28, 2003


News on the Nigerian woman

News on the Nigerian woman who was sentenced to be buried up to her neck and stoned for adultery: appeals are still going on, but her lawyer's latest defense tactic plays right into the bizarre and fundamentalist nature of the court system that convicted her. According to Islamic scripture, gestation of a human fetus could last as long as 5 years, which means that her illegitimate baby could in fact be the child of her ex-husband, who divorced her only 4 years ago (nyt).

posted by amy at 1:36 PM | #


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