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Sudan: Fear of torture: 14 year old girl, convicted of adultery

, Index number: AFR 54/035/2003

A fourteen year old unmarried girl, who is nine months pregnant, was sentenced to 100 lashes by a court in the town of Nyala, South Darfur, western Sudan on 17 May. If the Appeal Courts confirm her sentence, she is at risk of being immediately flogged, which constitutes a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.

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