EU countries ‘oppose Sudan teen’s death sentence’


European embassies in Sudan have opposed the sentencing to death of a 19-year-old woman for killing her husband, reports AFP news agency.

Noura Hussein killed her husband after he allegedly raped her as his male cousins held her down.

AFP reports that the embassies of EU countries, Norway and Switzerland expressed their “firm opposition to the death penalty, whatever the place and circumstances” in a joint statement.

Yesterday we reported that three UN agencies wrote to Sudan’s President Omal al-Bashir to urge him to pardon Ms Hussein.

The case has attracted widespread attention on social media where people have been using the hashtag #JusticeforNoura to campaign against her death sentence.


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