Sharia Court in Sudan has sentenced a 20-year-old woman, Maryam Alsyed Tiyrab to death by stoning for cheating on her husband.
It was gathered that, Maryam Alsyed Tiyrab, 20, was arrested by police in Sudan’s White Nile state last month.
Tiyrab says she is appealing against the decision. The majority of stoning sentences, which are predominantly against women, are overturned in the high court, according to The Guardian international news media.
The Guardian added thus:
“The African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), based in Uganda, said the sentence violated domestic and international law and called for Tiyrab’s “immediate and unconditional release”.
“The centre said the woman was not given a fair trial and was not told that the information she gave during interrogation would be used against her. Tiyrab was also denied legal representation, it said.
“The application of the death penalty by stoning for the crime of adultery is a grave violation of international law, including the right to life and the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” the centre said.