Rakhshaneh, a 19-year-old Afghan woman, was stoned to death in the Ghour Province of Afghanistan. A week later a 30-second video clip of this stoning was published showing the young woman begging for her life.
On Friday, 6 November, Afghan civil activists rallied in Kabul protesting her stoning.
Rakhshaneh was 19 (some say 17) years old. She tried to run away with her 23-year-old boyfriend to flee from a forced marriage with another man. After running away, her family and Taliban members hunted her down. Taliban immediately held a court hearing for her, condemning her to stoning and her boyfriend to lashes. An armed group, along with Taliban religious leaders, carried out the rulings.