She Was Forced to Marry. He Raped Her, So She Killed Him

Activists Take To Twitter As Teenager Is Sentenced To Death For Killing Unwanted Husband

Activists Take To Twitter As Teenager Is Sentenced To Death For Killing Unwanted Husband

Sudanese woman Noura Hussein, 19, has been sentenced to death by hanging for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, whom she claims raped her as his relatives pinned her down. While her hands held her husband's family, so she can't get out.

She is said to have wanted to finish her education and train as a teacher.

"She would not have sex with the man". His three brothers held the girl, so she's not out.

She sought refuge in her aunt from the marriage for three years, only to be tricked by her father who handed her over to her husband.

It was a trap.

According to the "Justice for Noura" petition, in 2017, Hussein was forcibly married to her cousin at 16 years of age.

The following day he tried to rape her again, her lawyer told the AP. The hashtag #JusticeForNoura has been trending on Twitter with people expressing their outrage at her death sentence. Her legal team only has 15 days to appeal the decision. Hussein's case had changed that, he said.

In Sudan, a girl as young as 10 can be legally married with the permission of a judge and a guardian, Reuters reported.

Because Noura was a victim of rape, many are calling for her release, and for her not to be punished at all. She had been in the Omdurman prison for a year. She then went to her parents for help, but they turned her into the police.

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Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday slammed a Sudanese court's sentencing of a teenager to death for killing her rapist husband in self-defence. The whole family has to agree on the punishment, Salah said.

"But for Hussein's supporters at the courtroom, the news was very distressing", Habani told Al Jazeera.

The court is full. People gathered to support Noura for her last trial. Al-Imam volunteered to represent the teen after her original lawyer took themselves off the case.

International human rights organization Amnesty International called the verdict an "intolerable act of cruelty".

Campaign groups such as Equality Now say they are writing to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to plead for clemency, arguing that the judgement is against the Sudanese constitution. A group of Sudanese and worldwide activists have been visiting Hussein in prison, translating letters of support from across the globe and working with her lawyers to appeal the case. "They prefer to stay silent".

"The case of Noura is different". Sudan is one of the many African countries where marital rape is not considered a crime.

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.

Sudanese law allows children over the age of 10 to marry. When he tried to rape her a second time, Noura reportedly got a knife from the kitchen, and after a struggle in which Hammad reportedly sustained knife wounds, he died. The man's family Nury requires that the death sentence was carried out.

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