Amnesty slams death penalty for raped Sudanese teenager

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The Omdurman Sharia Court in Sudan condemned 19-year-old Noura Hussein to death on Thursday for murdering her husband, who she accused of raping her with support from his family members.

The Imam also revealed that on the second day the husband tried to rape her, she stabbed him to death. Thousands of people have signed petitions in support of Hussein.

Hussien's legal team has 15 days to appeal the sentence, as her husband's family rejected the possibility of financial compensation and chose execution when the judge asked them what they want to happen, according to a supporter who attended the hearing and posted the details on the Twitter.

The case of Noura Hussein has shone a spotlight on the issues of forced marriage and marital rape in Sudan, where the legal age of marriage is only 10 and marital rape is legal.

Girl's lawyer told reporters that the father Nura persuaded her to return home, but as soon as she returned home, it was immediately handed over to the legal wife. She was 16 when she was forced to get married.

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The sentencing of a teenage Sudanese girl to death for killing her husband has sparked online outrage, as Amnesty International said she was defending herself against being raped. Her case, they say, sheds light on a culture that subjects women to male violence, and a broken justice system that renders many women powerless. Groups such as Equality Now are writing to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to plead for clemency. A team of Sudanese activists are organising a protest at the US Capitol in Washington on Saturday. But Hussein's case was different.

Marital rape and child marriage, for example, are not considered crimes in the predominately Muslim African nation.

"The Sudanese authorities must abolish this grossly unfair sentence and to ensure that Nura was given a fair re-trial, which takes account of her mitigating circumstances", - said human rights activists.

Sudan is ranked 165 out of 188 countries on the U.N.'s Gender Inequality Index, which measures how women fare compared to men when it comes to access to health, education, political participation and employment opportunities. She said that while the rape and harassment of women had always been an issue in Sudan, a case like Hussein's had never gone viral.

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