Sudanese Court Lightens Sentence Of Teenage Woman Who Killed Husband After Reported Rape

New York Times: Sudan Won’t Execute Woman Who Killed Husband After Reported Rape, Lawyer Says
“An appeals court in Sudan has overturned the death sentence of a 19-year-old woman who killed her husband in what she said was self-defense because he tried to rape her, one of her lawyers has said, in a case that has drawn international outrage…” (Yeginsu, 6/27).

Washington Post: This teenager faced hanging for killing her rapist husband. But a Sudanese court just lightened her sentence.
“…The decision is a partial victory for human rights advocates who have shared her story widely over the past month, prompting international outrage and a social media campaign shared under the hashtag #JusticeForNoura. Although groups such as Amnesty International are celebrating that Hussein will not face the death penalty, Amnesty said the new sentence still constitutes ‘disproportionate punishment’ and the teenager was acting in self-defense…” (O’Grady, 6/27).

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