Sudan court sentences woman to death for killing rapist - Whisper Eye

Sudan court sentences woman to death for killing rapist

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A court in Sudan has sentenced to death a young woman for killing her husband after he allegedly raped her as his male relatives restrained her.

The judge in Omdurman confirmed the death penalty for Noura Hussein after her husband’s family refused to accept financial compensation.

Human rights groups are calling for her conviction to be overturned.

Ms Hussein, who is now 19, was forced into the marriage at the age of 16 and had tried to run away.

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

Her case has attracted widespread attention on social media where a campaign called #Justice forNoura has been trending on Twitter

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