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The History of Stoning as A Form of Capital Punishment

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on 21 October 2015

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Transcript of The History of Stoning as A Form of Capital Punishment

Relationship Between Stoning & Human Rights
Stoning is a grave and serious violation of international human rights law.
An article of the ICCPR (International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights) states that "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."
Is Stoning Religiously Justified?
Although Islam and Muslim codes of law are often used to justify the use of stoning as a punishment for adultery, there is actually no reference to stoning in the Quran.

It is also documented in the Jewish tradition via the Torah.
Is Stoning Still Practiced?
Today it is practiced in around 15 different countries, a few are Iran, Nigeria (in one-third of the country's states), Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, these are the countries where stoning is a legal punishment.
Only in Iran, Pakistan, and Somalia have stonings actually occured.
Example would be the Aisha Story.
What is Stoning?
The History of Stoning as A Form of Capital Punishment
By: Salman Jamshed & Ismael Khan
For What Crime is Stoning Prescribed?
Stoning is used as a punishment for adultery, or zina.
It is a method used to control the sexuality and bodies of both men and women.
stoning also known as lapidation is a method of execution in which a oranized group of people throw stones or rocks at the person whom they wish to execute
it is where they tie your arms and burry half your body in the ground
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcq0y9_the-stoning-of-soraya-m_shortfilms
How Has The International Community Responded to the Practise of Stoning?
There are no legally binding commitments at the international level with regards to stoning.
How is "Adultery" Proven?
In states where stoning is codified in law (Iran, Nigeria, & the Sudan) adultery must be proven in court.
Adultery punishable by stoning must be proven by the eye-witness testimony.
Questions
Do you think stoning is a crime?
Do you think the concept of stoning is fair?
What do you think can be done to stop it?
Do you think the people who stone others should get the capital punishment?
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