Letter to Sudanese authority: Halt the execution by stoning of two women2021/09/03
on Mar 14, 2007
The following letter was sent to the Sudanese Embassy requesting the immediate repeal of the death sentence for adultery for Ms. Sadia Idries Fadul.
H. E. Mr. Steven Kiliona WONDU
Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to Japan
Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan in Japan
7th Floor, Chiyoda House, 2-17-8 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku 100-0014 Tokyo
Request to halt the execution by stoning of two women
We, the undersigned, should like to express our great concern over the recent sentencing to death by stoning of Ms. Amouna Abdallah Daldoum and Ms. Sadia Idries Fadul by the criminal court of Al-Azazi, Managil province, Gazeera state, on 6 March 2007 and 13 February 2007, respectively. We believe that sentencing the death penalty for adultery is too harsh and brutal a punishment and discriminatory against women, violating the International Covenants on Human Rights and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. In this connection, we request the Authority of Sudan to:
– Guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of Ms. Amouna Abdallah Daldoum and Ms. Sadia Idries Fadul;
– Immediately repeal the death sentences passed on Ms. Amouna Abdallah Daldoum and Ms. Sadia Idries Fadul;
– Ensure they are given a prompt and fair appeal trial in which their procedural rights are guaranteed at all times;
– Ensure women and girls the right to be free from discrimination, including violence, in line with the international laws and standards;
– Guarantee the respect of human rights and the fundamental freedoms throughout the country in accordance with national laws and international human rights standards, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Sudan is a State Party since 1986.
Asia-Japan Women’s Resource Center