18 year old pregnant girl whacked 100 times for having child out of wedlock

Published On: Friday, January 11, 2013 5:50 AM
By: Ryan Lee Hall
Muslims who whacked a teen pregnant girl
The sentence was carried out under the command of Ansar Dine, a militant Muslim organization that has seized territory in the desert north of the West African country.

"People were looking at this like it was a show," said Mohamed Ould Babby, a local official.

"I was there, I saw young people coming to the plaza, I saw she was hit, it is the first time I've seen something like this." The woman, who was three months pregnant, has another son with her partner but the couple is not married.

According to Ansar Dine strict interpretation of Islamic law, that means that the couple had committed the crime of "fornication," punishable by 100 lashes.

A Muslim police officer in the city said six other women who had children outside of marriage would soon be "punished by Islamic law."