Rights groups hit Sudan for womans death sentence

first_imgKHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) – Nearly 30 Africa-based rights groups have signed a letter condemning Sudan for sentencing a 20-year-old woman to death by stoning over charges of adultery.The statement, signed and released Friday, is urging Sudanese authorities to cancel the sentence passed May 13 and release Intisar Sharif Abdallah.Rights groups are concerned that Sudan is leaning toward the application of a strict interpretation of Shariah, or Islamic law. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Abdallah is being held in a prison in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum with her 4-month-old baby.The rights groups say she initially pleaded not guilty to the adultery charges, but later admitted to them after beatings from her brother. Then she was subjected to what they called an “unfair trial.”Rights lawyers have filed an appeal for her.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The vital role family plays in society Top Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img

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