URGENT ACTION: Please help 19-year-old Noura sentenced to death for killing her rapist.

Please take the two actions below from Amnesty International and Change Org to help get justice for Noura Hussein by sending an email and signing a petition. 

Please read the following and take the suggested action to help 19 year old Noura Hussein who has been sentenced to death for killing her husband who helped by two brothers and a cousin raped her. At only 16 years of age Noura was forced into marriage.

From Amnesty International

Please read the story here from Anmesty International and take Urgent Action to help prevent Noura’s execution by sending an email to the Sudanese Authorities  :

“Noura Hussein had already endured rape by the man she was forced to marry. Her husband and rapist, Hammad, got his two brothers and a male cousin to pin her down while he did it.

When he tried to rape her again, she used a kitchen knife to protect herself. In the ensuing struggle, Hammad sustained fatal knife wounds.

Now, at just 19 years old, Noura has been charged with murder and sentenced to death.”

We can’t allow this injustice to happen – please click the following link and help by  sending an urgent email now to try and get justice for Noura:

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/sentenced-death-killing-her-rapist?from=issue

Please help, after sending the urgent email please share widely. 

“Noura Hussein was 16 years old when she was forced into marriage by her family.

When she defended herself against her husband and rapist, resulting in his death, Noura went to her family and told them what happened. Her father took her to the police station, and her family disowned her.

A medical examination report from the fight with Hammad indicated Noura had sustained several injuries, including a bite and scratches. But at her trial, the judge applied an outdated law which does not recognise marital rape. She was charged with ‘intentional murder’, though she was clearly defending herself.”

Tell the Sudanese authorities to repeal Noura’s death sentence, and allow her a retrial considering her mitigating circumstances

Every email sent helps, please ask for justice for Noura now. – Please always be polite, abusive messages do not help. 

From Change Org

You may also wish to sign the following petition from Change org

Free Ms Noura Hussein from death sentence, DEATH BY HANGING

Petition to the United Nations and the European Parliament

“The terrified girl’s lawyers have 15 days to appeal the decision.”

“Petitions appealing for Norma’s release have gathered thousands of signature please sign and show your support”

Please read the information and  please sign and share this petition widely

https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-free-noura-hussein

Please take as much action as you can.

Anyone who has read my blog will know I am opposed to the death penalty in all cases. However my objections are even more strong in cases such as Noura Hussein who was merely defending herself. These are mitigating circumstances that cannot be ignored. Please take action and help get Noura’s death sentence repealed.

 

 

 

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Please Sign Urgent Petition: Stop a Woman From Being Stoned to Death in Saudi Arabia!

Please sign and share this urgent petition, this sentence could be carried out in only a few days.

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“A poor unnamed Sri Lankan housemaid with no powerful government backing her and no other means to save her own life from capital punishment in Saudi Arabia will be stoned to death. Perhaps in the next few days. Only world outrage might save the housemaid.

Death penalty is cruel. Stoning is barbaric. It is slow. It is inhuman. The poor mother-of-three’s so-called “crime” was to have had sex with another migrant worker who had been given 100 lashes and set free.”

Please read more and sign the petition

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/570/495/641/help-save-a-womans-life-from-stoning-to-death-in-saudi-arabia/

Please share widely the more signatures the more hope there is of a change of heart. Every signature counts. Please help save this unfortunate woman’s life.  The death sentence is never an acceptable punishment and in most countries worldwide what this woman did would not be considered a crime.

Urgent Action to Prevent Execution

Texas death row

Vigils, Protests, Actions – Mark the Execution Date for Robert Henry – Thursday, March 20th at 6 PM ET. Seth Penalver and Herman Lindsey, Exonerated Florida Death Row Survivors and members of Witness to Innocence, to join protest at Florida State Prison. PETITION

Robert Henry’s family and friends have started a petition to save his life.Please sign and share. It is also available at the FADP website.

“I realize that I cannot standby silently as my government executes its citizens. If I do not speak out and resist, I AM AN ACCOMPLICE”. Sr. Helen Prejean

Please make a donation to FADP if you are able. The all-volunteer statewide coalition to abolish the Death Penalty must have your help to do the work.

Florida continues to increase the premeditated and unnecessary killing of captive prisoners. This is to be Richard Lynn Scott’s fourth killing in three months. He is already the…

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Please read the above carefully including the information provided with the petition part of which which states  that

“If Henry’s execution is carried out, he will suffer excruciating pain,” “This is state-sanctioned torture.Injecting a cruel cocktail into Mr. Henry is in violation of the U.S. Constitution and makes a mockery of our democratic system of justice. We cannot allow sadistic new protocols to trump Floridians’ commitment to decency and humane treatment of our fellow citizens.”
Campaign spokesperson Talitha Hazelton.

Since Robert has been on death row, he has served as a counselor and mentor to those struggling with the addiction issues. Mr. Henry knows the horrific toll of untreated addiction – his crack-cocaine addiction led to his condemnation to death, and the death of Ms. Harris and Ms. Thermidor.

I hope as many people as possible will sign the petition and attend the vigils and other actions. And don’t forget to contact Gov. Rick Scott and ask him to convene the Board of Clemency to commute Robert Henry’s death sentence. Tell him to suspend ALL executions. Governor Rick Scott: Phone: (850) 488-7146

Email: Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com

If you don’t live in the USA you can still sign the petition and send an e-mail to Governor Scott.

I find executions abhorrent, barbaric and inhumane, an anachronism of a bygone age. A punishment that should be consigned to history. As the above article points out “It is not about what those on Death Row may have done, it’s about US and what WE do.”

Also consider that many people innocent people may well have been executed.

Innocent on Death Row
“They’re playing Russian Roulette with our lives. Our lives have no value.”
John Thompson, exonerated after 14 years on death row

Whenever I talk to someone about the death penalty, and my belief that it has no place in society, I’ll come back to innocence a lot. For me, the possibility of executing an innocent person is one of the most compelling reasons to abolish state-sanctioned executions.

In the United States, 142 former death row inmates have been exonerated – found innocent of the crimes they were due to be executed for and released – since 1976. That’s one person released for every ten that have been executed.

Please continue reading.

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/blogs/end-death-penalty/innocent-death-row:

Here in the UK the death penalty was abolished decades ago and also through out the EU .

The European Union holds a strong and principled position against the death penalty; its abolition is a key objective for the Union’s human rights policy. Abolition is, of course, also a pre-condition for entry into the Union.

Indeed, the EU is the leading institutional actor and largest donor to the fight against the death penalty. This commitment is outlined clearly in the EU Guidelines on the death penalty, the first ever human rights guidelines adopted by Council, in 1998.

Read More:

http://eeas.europa.eu/human_rights/adp/index_en.htm

Read more about Amnesty International’s campaign to end execution:

We campaign for an end to all executions around the world – no matter what the circumstances.

Find out the latest on our work to end the death penalty, the ultimate denial of human rights.

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/issues/Death-Penalty?gclid=CKWv6Lyum70CFdShtAodvAEAYA

Please sign the petition concerning the execution of Robert Henry and or write an e-mail to governor Scott if you have not already done so.

https://www.change.org/petitions/governor-rick-scott-stop-the-execution-of-robert-henry-we-say-no-to-this-new-cruel-cocktail-and-inhumane-execution

Contact Gov. Rick Scott and ask him to convene the Board of Clemency to commute Robert Henry’s death sentence. Tell him to suspend ALL executions. Governor Rick Scott: Phone: (850) 488-7146
Email: Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com

If Robert Henry is executed he will become the 84th person executed in Florida since the death penalty was reinstituted in 1976, and the 14th during Scott’s tenure as governor.

Surely it is time for such punishment to stop.