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In [[Iran]], stoning is used for men and women convicted of [[adultery]].<ref>FOX News: [ Iran says death by stoning sentence for woman convicted of adultery under review] (July 10, 2010)</ref> In [[Somalia]], even 13-year-old girls who have been raped can be accused of adultery and stoned.<ref>FOX News: [,2933,445962,00.html Amnesty International Denounces Stoning Death of 13-Year-Old Somali Girl] (November 2, 2008)</ref> The [[Kurds]] of northern [[Iraq]] use stoning to carry out the barbaric practice of [[honor killing]].<ref>FOX News: [,2933,270111,00.html Video Surfaces Showing Kurdish Girl Stoned to Death for Relationship With Iraqi Sunni Boy] (May 4, 2007)</ref> Of course, the [[Afghanistan|Afghan]] and [[Pakistan]]i [[Taliban]] also use this method of execution for cases of adultery.<ref>FOX News: [,2933,345088,00.html Taliban Militants Reportedly Stone to Death Pakistani Couple Who Committed Adultery] (April 2, 2008)</ref> In the predominantly Muslim [[Indonesia]]n province of [[Aceh]], the provincial parliament unanimously adopted stoning as the maximum pensalty for adultery in 2009.<ref>FOX News: [ New Indonesia Law Punishes Adulterers and Homosexuals] (September 14, 2009)</ref> A movie dramatizing this problem is "The Stoning of Soraya M." <ref></ref>
The practice of stoning has been criticized as being cruel and unusual, and in violation the the [[Eighth Amendment]]<ref></ref>, but this cannot be true because the practice is condoned by the [[Bible]].<ref>See Joshua 7:25-26, Leviticus 20:2, Leviticus 20:27, Leviticus 24:16, Deuteronomy 13:5-10, Deuteronomy 17:2-5, Deuteronomy 21:18-21, Deuteronomy 22:13-21, Deuteronomy 22:23-24, Numbers 15:32-56, 1 Kings 21:10</ref> 
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