Incident follows a wave of challenges to the authority of the commission enforcing religious law.
Unpaid Somali soldiers defecting, some to Al-Qa'ida offshoot
Mob of farmers gang rape sons of a regional governor and police chief.
Unprecedented move follows a probe into allegations that Saudi religious police beat up a woman seeking to visit her son.
Somali analyst: “Is it morally better to have 10,000 people starve to death or to pay $2000 to an Islamist warlord?”
Ayatollah Khamenei refutes reports that he lives an extravagant lifestyle.