Muslim Woman Stoned for Beauty Pageant Participation Girl 'violated the laws of Sharia,' said one suspect By Mark Russell, Newser Staff Posted May 31, 2011 6:23 AM CDT 4 comments Comments A 19-year-old Muslim woman in Ukraine was recently discovered dead, buried in the woods. Police say she was stoned to death by three young men who thought she violated Sharia law. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A 19-year-old Muslim woman in Ukraine was stoned to death and buried in the woods for participating in a beauty pageant, reports the Daily Mail. The woman reportedly liked clothes and fashion, and had recently placed seventh in a pageant. Local police think that three young men beat and killed her because she "violated the laws of Sharia," in the alleged words of a 16-year-old boy who has been arrested.