Amnesty appeals for pardoning of Sudanese teenager who killed 'rapist' husband
| Updated May 15, 2018 at 10:50am
The United Nations and International Rights Groups have called on Sudan to pardon a 19-year-old girl sentenced to death after she killed her husband who tried to rape her, saying she is a victim of child marriage and acted in self-defence.
Noura Hussein is facing death by hanging after a Sharia court, which follows Islamic religious laws, found her guilty of premeditated murder for stabbing her husband as he raped her in April.
The UN Women, UN Population Fund and UN Office of the Special Advisor on Africa have all appealed to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s government for clemency for Hussein.