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Thursday, 13 November 2008
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Senator BOB BROWN (Leader of the Australian Greens) (9:36 AM) —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes that in October 2008, 13-year-old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was stoned to death for adultery in Kismayo, Somalia, by 50 men in front of 1 000 spectators, after her father reported she had been raped by three men, none of whom were arrested;

(b)   expresses profound distress at this barbaric act against a child;

(c)   condemns the Al-Shabaab militia rebels who arranged the stoning; and

(d)   backs international action to restore peace and human dignity to Somalia.

Question agreed to.