Al-Qaeda in Yemen stones woman to death for adultery: Witnesses

ADEN (AFP) - Al-Qaeda militants have stoned a woman to death in a southeastern Yemeni city they control after accusing her of adultery and prostitution, several witnesses said Monday (Jan 4).

The militants on Sunday (Jan 3) "placed the woman in a hole in the middle of the courtyard of a military building and stoned her to death in the presence of dozens of residents" of Hadramawt provincial capital Mukalla, one of the witnesses said.