19-year-old sentenced to death for killing husband over rape

12 May, 2018, 23:07 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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A court in Sudan has sentenced to death a 19-year-old girl for murdering her husband who happens to be her cousin after he raped her.

Noura Hussein had no desire to get married.

"To Noura's credit, she is a feisty girl, she is a girl who wanted her education and wanted to do good in the world and she has been trapped in the situation and is now a victim of this system".

She had refused to accept the union and reportedly sought refuge with a relative for three years.

Thereafter, she went home after she was deceived that the wedding had been cancelled.

It was a trap.

Hammad was married against her wish to Abdulrahman Hammad at the age of 16, with the first marriage ceremony involving the signing of a marriage contract between her father and her husband, Amnesty International said.

Hussein said that she refused to have sex with her husband after the ceremony, but on the sixth day, he raped her as three of his male relatives held her down to restrain her.

Husband brutally raped Nura.

Noura's lawyers have 15 days to appeal against the death penalty charge.


"The next morning he tried to rape her again but she managed to escape to the kitchen where she grabbed a knife".

Late last month, Hussein was found guilty of premeditated murder. The hashtag #JusticeForNoura has been trending on Twitter with people expressing their outrage at her death sentence.

Noura's legal team according to reports have 15 days to appeal the death sentence.

Hussein's conviction and pending execution have prompted an worldwide campaign calling for clemency for the young woman. SEEMA has been campaigning in support of Hussein. Hussein's case had changed that, he said.

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

Hussein has been held in a women's prison in Omdurman, Sudan's second-largest city, since May 2017.

Noura Hussein, 19, was given the death penalty by a judge on Thursday after the family of her husband rejected the possibility of financial compensation, the Guardian reported.

The legal age for marriage in Sudan is 10 and marital rape is not considered a crime. The whole family has to agree on the punishment, Salah said. The man's family Nury requires that the death sentence was carried out.

The court is full.

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