Rights groups slam death-by-stoning sentence for Sudanese woman
Robyn Dixon – Los Angeles Times – Wednesday, 04 June 2012 (originally published 01 Jun)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Human rights groups have called for Sudan to abolish death by stoning as prescribed legal punishment after a young woman convicted of adultery was ordered executed by a Sudanese court.
The woman, Intisar Sharif Abdallah, who is married, give birth five months ago and is currently being held, with her baby, outside Khartoum, according to Human Rights Watch.
“No one should be stoned to death, and imposing this punishment on someone who may be a child is especially shocking,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director for Human Rights Watch . . .
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