In 2012, two women in Sudan were sentenced to death by stoning. Layla Ibrahim Issa, who had a six-month old infant, was sentenced to stoning under Article 146 of the Sudanese Criminal Code. Our legal centre worked on Layla’s case. Layla’s husband placed a complaint against her, saying that she bore a child from another man in his absence. Initially she had no lawyer, and was not assigned one by the judge. Luckily, lawyers from the centre met with Layla, represented her, and drafted an appeal which was accepted and resulted in her release.
"I don't see myself as an Egyptian citizen in this constitution. I don't see my future in this constitution," she said.
Abdallah voted against the proposed constitution and now says it must not be left in its current version. It won't be easy to change, she says, but she hopes to see the text challenged through "legal ways and on the streets."
On 13 December, Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko was officially charged on five criminal counts. She faces the death penalty. The charges come after Jalila has been detained, without charge, for over nine months.
On December 13th, 2012 after 9 months in detention with charges, Jalila Khamis , the Nuba woman activist has been presented to court today, facing serious charges that could lead to her execution. Today, Jaila had been formally charged for undermining the constitutional system under article 50 , waging war against the state under article 51,"Espionage against the country” under article 53,“joint criminal act” under article 21, and under article 66 of “publication of false news”- all these charges fall under the Sudanese criminal law of 1991.
A popular referendum on the current draft of the new Egyptian Constitution has been scheduled for this Saturday, 15 December by President Morsi. As references it makes to the supremacy of Islamic law (Sharia law) can be widely interpreted, if approved, it could restrict and severely undermine women’s and girls’ rights.
Taysier Abdelgadir Shaaeldin is a Sudanese woman human rights defender (WHRD) who fled to Egypt for her safety a few months ago. Taysier received phone threats at 11pm this November 22rd, from the same officer in Sudanese security who twice arrested her in Sudan. Taysier is from Darfur and has been arrested several times for her activism and humanitarian work in Darfur.
لقد كان لاتساع وظيفة الدولة في التقدم و الأخذ بمبادئ الديمقراطية و الحرص على تحقيق العدالة الاجتماعية و الرغبة في تحسين الإدارة وأسلوب الإدارة العامة آثارا كبيرة في عدول أغلبية دول العالم عن النظام الذي يقتصر على إقامة فروع للوزارات المركزية في وحداتها المحلية لإدارة مرافق وهيآت هذه الوحدات (عدم التركيز الإداري).
The Sudanese security in Kadugli the capital of South Kordofan/Nuba mountains state , started arrest campaign against women in Kadugli , the campaign started in early November where women had been called for investigations in Security offices in Kadugly about their relations to the Sudanese Peoples liberation Movement/ North , which fighting the Sudanese government in the region since June 2011. Witnesses informed Arry that women in the first week had been released always in the end of the day , but the campaign intensified since November 10th , where 15 women called for investigations and not been released until now.
Layla’s life is still in danger. We need you to take action to save her.Layla Ibrahim Issa is a 23-year old mother who was sentenced to death by stoning by the Mayo court in Khartoum, Sudan. We put out an action alert to support Layla earlier this month, and we extend our thanks to those of you who raised their voices; but Layla is still in prison with her 6-month old child.