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Take Action! Save Sudanese Mother, 20, Sentenced To Death By Stoning

Take Action! Save Sudanese Mother, 20, Sentenced To Death By Stoning

A young mother found guilty of adultery in Sudan has been sentenced to death by stoning. Remind me, what century are we living in?

Intisar Sharif Abdallah, 20, was tried without access to a lawyer and is being detained with her four-month-old baby, according to Amnesty International.

Nearly 30 Africa-based rights groups have signed a letter condemning Sudan for sentencing a 20-year-old woman to death by stoning over charges of adultery.

In other blatant acts of misogyny over the past two years, we’ve seen the issue of stoning to death in the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who was convicted of adultery and sentenced to stoning. She was spared that death, but remains in prison at risk of execution.

Last year we heard about a teenage Muslim girl who was stoned to death for taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine.

And now another example of blatant misogyny and cruelty.

Her family is appealing against the execution and it is unclear when it will be carried out.

Abdallah admitted to the charges only after her brother reportedly beat her. The man held with her reportedly denied the charges and was released.

From The Guardian:

Abdallah is said to be shackled by the legs and in psychological distress, unable to understand the nature of her sentence. Her other children are being cared for by family, who are of filing an appeal in Ombada. Jean-Baptiste Gallopin of Amnesty’s Sudan team said: “The case is emblematic of the failure of the Sudanese judicial system. Intisar Sharif Abdallah was tried without access to a lawyer or a translator, despite the fact that Arabic is not her native language. She was convicted solely based on a testimony she gave under duress. She’s being detained with her four-month old son, in a state of deep psychological distress. We call on the Sudanese authorities to stop the execution, overturn her stoning sentence and release her immediately and unconditionally.

“Stoning is a method of execution designed to increase the suffering of the victim, which means it is an extreme and cruel form of torture. International human rights law specifically prohibits death sentences resulting from unfair trial, as well as the execution of new mothers. In addition, we urge the government to have the best interest of Intisar’s child as their main consideration during the judicial process.”

Sudan is one of seven countries where death by stoning is a punishment. Judges in the country have imposed the sentence on several women in recent years, but courts have overturned them all on appeal. The vast majority of adultery cases and stoning sentences have been imposed on women.

If you believe the treatment of this young mother is outrageous, please sign our petition demanding that the sentence against Intisar Sharif Abdallah be squashed, and that she be freed immediately.

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3:19PM PST on Jan 20, 2014

I've just scanned down the comments and I can understand the outrage at the injustice of the scentence passed on to this young woman. .I agree it is barbaric .What stands out on this forum are the many comments which make the words of Jesus so pertinent..." Let he who is without sin caste the first stone " .It is where the saying.." He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones" comes from. He condemns such actions by people who are no better than any other .In our society,there are many similar deeds taking place all the time but they are not in the news as this story is. It shows how infectious promoting such injustice can be.Yet when Jesus was on trial as an innocent man.Pilate asked the crowd which wopuld they prefer be released..Barrabas the guilty thief or Jesus the innocent man . The crowd said.." Barrabas " Talk about injustice.
Jesus freed the adultress and said.." go and sin no more " The cowd dropped their stones and left .And yet, people now still take the corrupt examples of other people as the example of Jesus and condemn what He represents..Christianity . By the way,the punishment of stoning was the penalty for breaking the law and men WERE STONED TOO ! Also,women took part in those stonings .They once had many degrading ,painful extended ways of killing people..crucifixion was one.as was tying to the stake,burned alive and the news now will tell us that we are no better.

1:19PM PST on Jan 20, 2014

BAN IT!

2:24AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

středověk trvá

2:16AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

A sad statement on the human race. We are killers and destroyers. Disgusting!

2:08AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

A sad cry for cruelty.

8:24PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

Soo sad, interesting comments.

8:23PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

Soo sad, interesting comments.

5:01PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Thank you Sandy, you are one of the few that fully understands what Sharia law is and that it is already in America. I only wish I could send you a million green stars.

6:29AM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Islam is frightening and scary to all and it will never run this country, Our President is not Islamic. Here we have the christians, the ilk of christians that joined the TP are very much like these Islamic nut bags. In the last several weeks we have heard from some of these crazy "christians" in the form of film on u tube, I have seen no less than 4 insane rants from fat, male, white, christian pastors about physically hurting people or even children that are gay. We have enough nut baggery here. Bottom line the christans in this country would love to implement Sharia law, they would just call it something different.

6:15AM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Inaya K you are an ignorant buffoon. The recession started in 07, Bush boy had a surplus to work with and destroyed it in a short amount of time.

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