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Sudan: Death Penalty for Teen Bride Who Killed Husband During Rape

HeadlineMay 11, 2018

In Sudan, a court has issued a death sentence to a 19-year-old Sudanese former child bride who killed her husband as he tried to rape her. Noura Hussein was forced into marriage at age 16 by her family. She escaped the marriage and fled to live with her aunt, where she remained for three years before she was tricked by her family into returning home. She was then forced to return to her husband, who recruited his family members to hold Hussein down while he raped her. When he attempted to rape her again the following day, Hussein fended the man off with a knife, stabbing him to death. Noura Hussein’s case has drawn international attention, with the hashtag #JusticeForNoura trending on social media.

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