Sudan: Another Woman Sentenced To Death By Stoning
We are dismayed to receive another confirmed report of a woman – Layla Ibrahim Issa– who is about to be stoned in Sudan.
This news comes shortly after the release of Intisar Sharif Abdallah, who was the first known case of a woman sentenced to stoning in Sudan last June.Layla Ibrahim Issa, a 23-year old Sudanese woman, was sentenced to death by stoning on 10th July 2012 (Decision No. N/A/15/execution/2012) by Judge Imad Shamoun of the Mayo court in Khartoum, on charges of adultery under Article 146 of Sudan’s criminal code of 1991. She did not have access to a lawyer during her trial, and was convicted based on her confession. She is now detained in Omdurman Women’s Prison. Her lawyers reported that she is being detained in shackles, with her 6-month old baby. Her lawyers are now in the process of filing an appeal. We are urgently appealing for the support of the international community in demanding the Sudanese government immediately stop the execution of Layla Ibrahim Issa.