Magharebia (Washington DC)

30 November 2012

Mali Islamists Whip Unmarried Couples

Mali Islamists on Thursday (November 29th) publicly whipped three unmarried couples.

Timbuktu residents watched as "each of the six received 100 lashes of the whip in a public square", a witness told AFP.

The armed Islamists have also begun raiding homes to seize satellite dishes. "The Islamists say that foreign television 'is Satan'," a local reporter said.

Timbuktu is controlled by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Ansar al-Din.

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