Death by stoning for a teenage illiterate woman who committed adultery in Sudan. Sudan is run by Islamist Omar al-Besir accused of genocide. The young woman does not speak Arabic and has no lawyer. Only evidence is her confession after being beaten by her brother. The Sudanese media is not covering the story. Amnesty International and Human Watch report the latest developments: 0
A Sudanese woman, believed to be around 18 to 20, has been sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery, and is being held near Khartoum, shackled in prison with her baby son, rights groups and lawyers said on Thursday.
The woman, Intisar Sharif Abdalla, was sentenced by the Ombada criminal court on April 22, court documents seen by Reuters showed.
“She’s in dire need of a psychiatrist because she appears to be in a state of shock from the social and family pressures she’s under,” one lawyer said.
Abdalla was illiterate and did not have a lawyer or interpreter in the courtroom. And Arabic is not her native language, the lawyers and activists added.
In 2010, the case of Lubna Hussein, a Sudanese U.N. official, sparked international furor when she was sentenced to flogging for wearing trousers.
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