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

(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. (Read more stoning stories.)

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