Terrorists in Somalia have reportedly stoned a man to death in front of hundreds of onlookers for allegedly committing adultery.
Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was killed in the southern village of Ramo Adey by Al-Shabaab militants.
Moalim Geedow, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency, said Hassan was buried neck-deep in a hole then pelted with stones.
He said: ‘The man was married with two wives and children. He was publicly stoned to death today for committing adultery according to the Islamic sharia.
‘The man had a third woman who was a divorcee. He did not have her according to sharia. He deceived her, saying that he went to a sheikh (local leader) and that he married her.
‘However, when the woman got pregnant, the two families debated and there was no trace of valid matrimony.
‘The court ruled he did not marry her legally and he was stoned to death.’