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Sudan: Young man at imminent risk of execution: Abbas Mohammed Nur Musa

, Index number: AFR 54/0783/2019

Amnesty International is alarmed that the Constitutional Court of Sudan confirmed the death sentence against Abbas Mohammed Nur Musa on 20 May 2019. Abbas had appealed his death sentence after being convicted of stabbing a 17-year-old boy to death. The incident happened on 27 August 2013 when Abbas was 15 years old. International human rights law strictly prohibits the use of the death penalty for offences committed by persons below 18 years of age.