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Case Shines Light on Child Marriage, Marital Rape in Sudan

The 19-year-old Sudanese woman has been reconsidered to be set free after her case was reviewed. She was in May 10th sentenced to death for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, who she says raped her as his relatives held her down.

The case of Noura Hussein has shone a spotlight on the issues of forced marriage and marital rape in Sudan, where the legal age of marriage is only 10 and marital rape is legal. 

Her husband’s family refused an option to pardon her and rejected financial compensation, requesting that she be executed but human right activist are getting their victory at the law court after the judge ruled to free the 19 year old rape victim. 

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