Sudanese woman sentenced to death by stoning

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 Sudanese woman sentenced to death by stoning

A woman in Sudan has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, the first case in the country in nearly a decade.

Maryam Alcied Tiyrab, 20, was detained by police in Sudan's White Nile state last month, The Guardian reported.

Tiyrab said she would appeal the decision. Most stoning sentences, which are predominantly given to women, are overturned in the high court.

The African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), based in Uganda, said the sentence violated domestic and international law and called to “immediate and unconditional release” Tiyrab.

"The use of the death penalty by stoning for adultery — this is a gross violation of international law, including the right to life and the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” — said in the center.

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