05/17/2018

Urgent Action: Forcibly Married, Raped Girl Sentenced to Death (Sudan: UA 95.18)


Nineteen year old, Noura Hussein Hamad Daoud, was sentenced to death on 10 May for killing her husband in self-defense after he tried to rape her for a second time. A Court in Sudan, on 29 April, found her guilty of the murder of her husband Abdulrahman Mohamed Hammad. Noura’s case highlights the failure of the Sudan government to tackle the tragedy of early and forced marriage as well as marital rape.

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Nineteen year old, Noura Hussein Hamad Daoud, was sentenced to death on 10 May for killing her husband in self-defense after he tried to rape her for a second time. A Court in Sudan, on 29 April, found her guilty of the murder of her husband Abdulrahman Mohamed Hammad. Noura’s case highlights the failure of the Sudan government to tackle the tragedy of early and forced marriage as well as marital rape.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the Sudanese authorities to immediately quash the conviction and death sentence against Noura Hussein Hamad Daoud;
  • Urging them to take into consideration the mitigating circumstances in this case in a retrial in proceedings that fully comply with international standards for a fair trial and without recourse to the death penalty;
  • Urging them to implement the recommendation of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and amend the Sudan Personal Status Law to raise the legal age of marriage from 10 to 18 years old.

Contact these two officials by 26 June, 2018:

President
HE Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir
Office of the President
People’s Palace
PO Box 281
Khartoum, Sudan
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Maowia Osman Khalid,
Embassy of the Republic of Sudan
2210 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202 338 8565 I Fax: 1 202 667 2406
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 95.18
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