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Rights Groups, UN, EU Call on Sudan to Spare Noura

When she was 18, Noura Hussein’s husband raped her. Now she faces the death penalty for attempting to protect herself, activists say. Hussein fatally stabbed her husband, Abdulrahman Mohamed Hammad, last year in what her lawyers say was an act of self-defense. Last week, a court in Sudan sentenced her to death by hanging after she was found guilty in April of premeditated murder. The case has put international attention on the plight of young women and girls who are forced into...

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