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@News Africa: UN calls on Sudan to pardon 19 year old bride who murdered own husband


 UN calls on Sudan to pardon 19 year old bride who murdered own husband
The United Nations (UN) has urged Sudan to forgive a 19-year-old girl who was condemned to death by hanging by a Sharia Court in the state after she killed her husband who raped her.
The said bride, Noura Hussein was reportedly sentenced to death in accordance with Islamic religious laws, after she was found guilty of premeditated murder for stabbing her husband, a Consular officer, Habibu Almu, who was involved in raping her.
However, the UN Women, UN Population Fund and UN Office of the Special Advisor on Africa, in a joint statement on Sunday appealed to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s government for clemency for Hussein, saying that she was only a victim of child marriage and acted in self-defence.
“Reports indicate that she was forced against her will into marriage at the age of 16. She was raped by her husband while his three male relatives held her down.
“Speaking as the voices of women and girls of the world, we plead with the government of Sudan to save the life of Hussein.” The joint statement read in part.

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