She stabbed her husband as he raped her. A court sentenced her to death – CNN

(CNN) A 19-year-old Sudanese woman has been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, who she says raped her as his relatives held her down.

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.
Hussein’s supporters filled the courtroom in Omdurman, Sudan, and overflowed into the hall outside as the judge announced the death penalty on Thursday. Her husband’s family refused an option to pardon her and rejected financial compensation, requesting that she be executed instead.
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  1. Philip DuPont says:

    May you live and your voice be heard

  2. D. Vlad says:

    Be strong, Noura. I sincerely hope all this petition and the efforts of those who are helping you will be enough. May you live, Noura, may you get the chance to live to your full potential.

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