SUDAN: NOURA HUSSEIN ESCAPES DEATH PENALTY AFTER KILLING RAPIST HUSBAND
June 26, 2018:
An appeals court in Sudan has overturned the death sentence of a woman who killed her husband after he allegedly raped her, her lawyer says. (Sources: bbc.com, 26/06/2018
Noura Hussein, 19, was instead sentenced to five years in jail, lawyer Abdelaha Mohamad said.
Last month, an Islamic court had sentenced her to death by hanging, following her conviction for the premeditated murder of her husband, Abdulrahman Mohamed Hammad.
Ms Hussein said her husband had recruited some of his own cousins who allegedly held her down as he raped her.
When he allegedly attempted to do the same the following day she lashed out at him with a knife and stabbed him to death.
Ms Hussein was forced into the marriage at the age of 16. Her husband, who was also her cousin, was 16 years her senior.