What happens in Stoning?


In stoning to death, the victims’s hands are tied behind their backs and their bodies are put in a cloth sack. Then, this human “package” is buried in a hole, The man shall be buried in a ditch up to near his waist and an adulterous woman up to near her chest. This is to give her an seemingly equal (but nonetheless impossible) chance to escape recognizing her lesser physical strength.

After the hapless individual has been secured in the hole, people start chanting “Allah hu Akbar” (meaning, God is great), and throw palm sized stones at the head of the victim from a certain distance (a circle is drawn).

The stones are thrown until the person dies or until he/she escapes out of the hole and crosses the circle. Escaping is impossible, given that the individual’s hands are tied behind their backs and they are buried in a hole upto their waist or chest (in the case of males and females respectively).
Naturally, the procedure is extremely barbaric and bloody.

The methods for carrying out stoning may vary across different histories and cultures.

For example, the Islamic Penal Code of Iran details how stoning punishments are to be carried out for adultery, and even hints in some contexts that the punishment may allow for its victims to avoid death

Article 102 – An adulterous man shall be buried in a ditch up to near his waist and an adulterous 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.

Source : Internet Media

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