Opinions & Features April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

These 5 African countries carried out executions in 2018

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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Sudan executed two people, the first executions since 2016. Fewer death sentences were imposed, that is eight, compared to 17 in 2017. The then President Omer al-Bashir granted pardons to five death row prisoners – Ibrahim Abdel-Rahman Saffi al-Nur, Yahia Abbaker Musa al-Nur, Ibrahim Ali al-Rashid Abdel-Gadir, Mohamed Ibrahim al-Doma and Azrag Daldoom Adam Haroun – who are members of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement, according to the Amnesty report. The Court of Appeal commuted the death sentence of one person, Noura Hussein. Hussein, a young Sudanese woman, was sentenced to death in May 2018 for killing the man she was forced to marry as he tried to rape her. Her sentence was overturned following a global outrage.


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