Urgent: Save Noura Hussein, sentenced to death aged 19
19 year old Noura Hussein has just been sentenced to death for killing her rapist in self-defence, and may face execution.
The story starts when Noura Hussein was just 16, and was married against her will. Her father and new husband signed a marriage contract, then when Noura finished high school in April 2017, she was forced to move into his home.
The first time Noura’s new husband raped her, he got his two brothers and a male cousins to pin her down while he did it. She'd been unwilling to consummate a marriage that she never wanted - so he forced her to. The next morning, he tried to rape Noura again - but she managed to escape to the kitchen, where she grabbed a knife. In the ensuing scuffle, he sustained fatal knife wounds.
When Noura went straight to her family and told them what had happened, her father turned her into the police and her entire family then disowned her.
The courts are saying Noura is guilty of intentional murder - even though she was defending herself from being raped by a man she was forced to marry when she was just a young teenager.
Please send an urgent email to the Ministry of Justice asking them to save Noura, who might otherwise face execution.
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