Woman to be executed for killing man during rape

13 May, 2018, 01:06 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Activists Take To Twitter As Teenager Is Sentenced To Death For Killing Unwanted Husband

Forced child marriage and marital rape are not considered crimes in Sudan, and can not be used as evidence in a defence.

Sodfa Daaji tweeted "The court is full".

According to the lawyer condemned, Ahead Cebeira, 19-year-old Noor Hussein was married at age 15, but soon after the ceremony ran away from her husband for three years and was hiding in the house of a relative. Al-Imam volunteered to represent the teen after her original lawyer took themselves off the case. Thousands of people have shared a change.org petition.

He tried to rape her again the next day but she grabbed the knife he frequently used to threaten her and stabbed him to death. "Noura has been raped by her husband". The men held her down as her husband raped her, according to activists in Sudan and her lawyer, who spoke to the Associated Press.

She returned to her family home on the outskirts of the capital Khartoum in April this year after her father said the marriage was cancelled but found that she had been duped and preparations for her wedding ceremony were under way.

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"Noura Hussein's death sentence violates her rights under the Sudanese constitution and global law", Equality Now's letter stated. Groups such as Equality Now are writing to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to plead for clemency. "Marital rape happens in Sudan often and people don't talk about it", he said.

Shahd Hamza, 20, was among those who came to support Hussein in court, after hearing about her case in a group chat on WhatsApp. But Hussein's case was different. Sudan is one of the many African countries where marital rape is not considered a crime. "She stood for her rights".

Sudan is marked 165 out of 188 in the United Nations Development Programme's Gender Development Index, which quantifies gender inequality using income levels, political representation, reproductive health, maternal mortality rates and other measures.

Because Noura was a victim of rape, many are calling for her release, and for her not to be punished at all.

"The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment and to apply it to a victim only highlights the failure of the Sudanese authorities to acknowledge the violence she endured", Magango said.

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