Noura will be hanged

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PAOV — Noura is a teenager who was forced to marry a man against her will. After he raped her in front of his male relatives, Noura killed him in self-defense. Now the government of Sudan wants to execute Noura, though hundreds of thousands of people are rallying to spare her life — you can sign the petition below.

Petitioning Government of Sudan Justice For Noura ! #MaritalRape #DeathSentence #Sudan

Petition by Zaynub AFINNIH
Rouen, France

245 162
Supporters

Sign the petition At 16, Noura was forcibly married off by her father. She refused, and in protest left her family home on the outskirts of Khartoum to stay with her aunt in Sinnar, a city almost 250 kilometers away. Noura lived with her relative for three years before her father called to say that the wedding was cancelled, and that she should come home.

Upon her arrival, Noura found that she had been tricked, that the wedding to which she had never agreed was still happening, and shortly after was given away to her unchosen husband.

According to her testimony, Noura refused to consummate the marriage, resisting him for the first four days. On the fifth, she says her husband raped her, with the help of a number of his male relatives (cousins and some people said the husband's brothers as well), pinned her down while he was raping her right before their eyes.The following day, when her husband attempted to rape her again, she stabbed him in self defence and it killed him. When she told her family, her father delivered her to the police, and then disowned her.

That was in 2017. On Sunday, April 29, 2018, Noura was found guilty in court of premeditated murder, the punishment for which is death by hanging.

Noura’s story is extraordinary because she killed her abuser, and that is what she is being faulted for in the court of law and public opinion (and from which all of the following throughout this article are real quotes).

“She should have reasoned with him”, “she should have told her family”, “she should have gone to court, she should have found another way”. The last four days have been a flood of should-haves, each one more patronizing than the last, each one ignoring the facts of her case, of her circumstance, of her culture.

How could she have reasoned with a man who wasn’t reasonable enough to accept her adamant rejection of him?

How could she seek refuge in her family, the same people who put her in this position in the first place? The same people who, when she *did* seek refuge, abandoned her?

What other way was there for her to find? How does a 19 year old with no family support gain the access and tools needed to navigate her way through the legal system to get autonomy from her husband? And how long does that take? And how many are successful?

The last four days have exposed our ignorance, our callousness, our violent misogyny.

Our society does not recognize marital rape and uses hadith (narrations) and other religious texts to justify it.

Let's get this petition aloooot of signatures so that these can be printed, please share this petition, Noura mental's state is really serious, she was forced to get married, she was raped, her family disowned her, and reported her to the police, and now here she is, waiting for her death sentence, subhanaAllah, i urge you all my brothers and sisters in humanity, please share this petition, let's raise our voice against oppression, against injustice, against any form of injustice,whether is misogyny, whether it's about discrimination, racism, and any form of injustice that violates Human rights.

Noura may have less than a month to live as from now, please help share this petition, and let's raise our voice for Noura using the hashtag " #JusticeForNoura" to get more attention!

We want justice for Noura, against this injustice, and for all the rest of women living this nightmare, and we want them free.

Let's show how the voice of the public matters, let's all sign against the death penalty of Noura Hussein, and let's all sign for her Justice to be established! r0  ·  Manage your email preferences  ·  Privacy policy

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