9/29/22 — The sentencing of 20-year old Maryam Alsyed Tiyrab to death by stoning in Sudan is a grave violation of human rights! We stand with our friends at the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies as they call for Sudanese authorities to overturn this sentence!
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, set out in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Sudan is a State Party. Article 6 of the ICCPR stipulates that, “sentence of death may be imposed only for the most serious crimes”. Most cases of adultery in Sudan are issued against women, highlighting the discriminatory application of the legislation, in violation of international law that guarantees equality before the law and non-discrimination based on sex.
The sentence is yet to be approved by the High Court. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) calls on Sudanese authorities to overturn the sentence of death by stoning which was applied in violation of both domestic and international law and guarantee Ms. Tiyrab’s immediate and unconditional release, and right to fair trial.
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