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The 5 Cyntoia Browns who won clemency thanks to people’s unending activism

January 09, 2019 at 07:00 am | Women

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

January 09, 2019 at 07:00 am | Women

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Nora Hussein

The 19-year-old Sudanese woman was convicted of killing a man she was forced to marry who had assaulted her. In May 2018, she was sentenced to death over the incident. This sparked protests and an online campaign under the hashtag #JusticeForNoura. Following calls for clemency by many people and activists across the world, a Sudanese court overturned her sentence months later and replaced it with a five-year sentence. The court also ordered that her family pay $18,700 in “blood money” to her late husband’s relatives.

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