Mother Faces Death By Stoning In Sudan
A 23-year-old woman convicted of adultery will be stoned to death unless granted a last minute appeal by authorities in Sudan. Laila Ibrahim Issa Jamool is being kept shackled to her 6-month-old baby after being convicted by a court in the capital Khartoum on July 10, activists say.
President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said last month Sudan would adopt a "100 per-cent" Islamic constitution after the break-away of non-Muslim South Sudan a year ago.
Jamool’s husband had accused her of 'Zina' (adultery), illegal under the Sudan Penal Code 1991 . Her death sentence is the second to be passed in Sudan for the offence in the last few months. (...)