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Woman to die for killing 'rapist husband'

This is for those who are against those who fight for human rights, or says that feminism isn’t a necessary cause nowadays.

A court in Sudan has sentenced to death a young woman for killing her husband after he allegedly raped her as his male relatives restrained her.

The judge in Omdurman confirmed the death penalty for Noura Hussein after her husband's family refused to accept financial compensation.

Human rights groups are calling for her conviction to be overturned.

Ms Hussein, who is now 19, was forced into the marriage at the age of 16 and had tried to run away. She is said to have wanted to finish her education and train as a teacher.

Her case has attracted widespread attention on social media where a campaign called #JusticeforNoura has been trending on Twitter.

How did the killing come about?

Ms Hussein took refuge at her aunt's house but three years later she says she was tricked into returning home by her own family who then handed her back to her husband.

After six days she says he recruited some of his 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.

She then ran back to her parents who surrendered her to the police.

The Sharia (Islamic religious law) court convicted Ms Hussein of premeditated murder last month and on Thursday officially sentenced her to death by hanging, according to Reuters news agency. Her lawyers have 15 days to appeal.

"Under Sharia law, the husband's family can demand either monetary compensation or death," Badr Eldin Salah, an activist from the Afrika Youth Movement who was in the court told the agency.

"They chose death and now the death penalty has been handed down."

What do human rights groups say?

Yasmeen Hassan of Equality Now, one of the groups seeking to have the conviction overturned, told BBC News the verdict had not surprised her.

"Sudan is an extremely patriarchal place and gender norms are very strongly enforced," she said.

"It is a place where girls are allowed to be married at age 10, there's legal guardianship of men over women, women are told you have to walk a straight and narrow line and don't transgress.

"To Noura's credit, she is a feisty girl, she is a girl who wanted her education and wanted to do good in the world and she has been trapped in the situation and is now a victim of this system."

Amnesty International said the sentencing of a woman to death for "killing her rapist husband in self-defence" highlighted the "failure of the authorities to tackle child marriage, forced marriage and marital rape".

"Noura Hussein is a victim and the sentence against her is an intolerable act of cruelty," said Amnesty representative Seif Magango.

"The Sudanese authorities must quash this grossly unfair sentence and ensure that Noura gets a fair retrial that takes into account her mitigating circumstances."

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God.
I'm pretty sure the case against feminism is that it isnt neccisary in places like america, but yeah this is pretty shitty.
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Mr. OctopusAuthor
Yes, but are the organisations from USA, Europe, etc. , that are acting in these places, making something for people like her. Is important to think globally, and we can’t be too simplistic before to make an opinion about those groups.
tanefendi
Feminism is necessary everywhere, and I wish more males would support feminist ideas. This story is pretty sad, she shouldn't have taken his life. In the big picture I don't understand death as a punishment since we all do die. On another note, there is a girl in the US that is serving life sentence for killing her customer at the age of 16. She was forced into prostitution at a young age. Whenever we are searching for human rights violations somehow we overlook our own justice system. Both cases are unjust, but somehow I think being forced into prostitution is little bit worse than being raped by your own husband. And while we expect such a inhumane decision by Sudanese court, what about the American Justice system??
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🎺CommanderB...
A person has the God given right to defend him or herself. It is not a feminist issue, rather a human rights issue.
Mr. OctopusAuthor
Many thanks for sharing this other case, I’ll look further up. The only thing is that I would try to avoid a comparison because I do not see how it is possible to tell which case is worse. But how the USA system could not consider the context of this case?!
tanefendi
Mr. Octopus, people blame racism. Her name is Desiree Robinson if you wanna google.
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Mr. OctopusAuthor
tanefendi, thanks again!
🎺CommanderB...
This is horrible!!!
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sleepless
Save the women, save the children and kill the so called men.
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Mr. OctopusAuthor
What is your problem with men?
Mr. OctopusAuthor
Hey! Tell more about your prejudice with men.
sleepless
Mr. Octopus, why?
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Mr. OctopusAuthor
͠ ͋ ͥ ͫ ̔ ͗, why not? You came here, expressed your your hate against men... why?
sleepless
Mr. Octopus, hate? Disdain more like. Is it the men or the women and children enforcing such idiotic laws?
Mr. OctopusAuthor
͠ ͋ ͥ ͫ ̔ ͗, the point is: why disagree with cultural rules or values should mean hate men?
Mr. OctopusAuthor
͠ ͋ ͥ ͫ ̔ ͗, what do you really think about this case? What we should do about it?
sleepless
Mr. Octopus, idk
sleepless
Mr. Octopus, cos 99% of the time it's the men perpetrating the evil probably the reason behind the exclaimation for a guess. What do you think?
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tanefendi
͠ ͋ ͥ ͫ ̔ ͗, But!! every man has a mom who actually gives the values the man has throughout their lives. So we cant just blame one gender for all the evil in the world
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Mr. OctopusAuthor
͠ ͋ ͥ ͫ ̔ ͗, it depends, “perpetrating evil” is too vague, means almost nothing and it depends on interpretation. So let’s be more clear: this case mentioned in this card, that is the only case that matters, for now. What is your opinion? Please, let’s try to avoid cliches and have a profitable discussion. Otherwise, it doesn't matter and we're just losing our precious time in this short life.
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Mr. OctopusAuthor
tanefendi, you choose the easy way to label my position, probably because you read the word feminism and you’re politically against the political line that usually raises that flag. I could be wrong, but I doubt. But I would be completely wrong if I dared to explain your political profile. Only you know that. Because maybe the world could accept more than two political views. Maybe there is no limit to the variety of visions, maybe there are so many possibilities that we probably should stop trying to simplify putting opinions in bags. The world is bigger than this.
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sleepless
Mr. Octopus, My thoughts on the guys involved in the crime is that I don't give a damn what happens to them so long as it's punishing and they can't do the same again, and also sets an example.
Mr. OctopusAuthor
͠ ͋ ͥ ͫ ̔ ͗, yeah but this will not be the case. Sudan is one of these nations that mix politics and religion, applying sharia law. Women are a bit more than a object there, but far behind men when we compare both rights. She should have accepted to be rapped and be submissive to his forced husband, because he “bought” her. ——— How to combat this kind of Stone Age culture nowadays? There are someone doing something about? Should we just let it happen, since isn’t in our homes? Here are, in this card, the answer to the first and second questions. The third one, depends on the each one of us.
sleepless
Mr. Octopus, sudan is run by shitheads.
Mr. OctopusAuthor
͠ ͋ ͥ ͫ ̔ ͗, sure...
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