HERAT, Afghanistan (AFP) – Afghan police have arrested four people who allegedly tried to force a woman into prostitution in western Afghanistan and beheaded her when she refused, officials said Wednesday.
Mah Gul, 20, was beheaded after her mother-in-law attempted to make her sleep with a man in her house in Herat province last week, provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada told AFP.
A teenage girl in the west African nation of Mali was publicly whipped 60 times by extremists after she was caught speaking to men on the street.
The 15-year-old was allegedly seen standing alongside a group of men in Timbuktu, which is run by the Islamists of Ansar Dine.
Ousmane Maiga, a Timbuktu resident told Associated Press the girl was warned repeatedly by the Islamist police to stop.