An eleven-year-old girl from rural Pakistan was stoned to death, to the point which her head and face were left unrecognizable, by her family and tribe elders after it had been decided that she was planning to elope outside of her family’s wishes.

The girl, Gul Sama, who lived in the village of Shahi Makan–in Pakistan’s Sindh province–was executed on November 21.

Activists and residents who were outraged at the killing were threatened with death by the tribal council–or ‘jirga’–if they spoke out against the decision or killing.



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