The legal age of marriage in Sudan is 10, and marital rape is legal in the country.
Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman has been sentenced to death for killing her husband who tried to rape her.
"Noura Hussein's lifelong wish was to become a teacher, but she ended up being forced to marry an abusive man who raped and brutalized her", said Amnesty's deputy regional director for East Africa, Seif Magango, according to BuzzFeed News.
On social media, the campaign to create awareness of Noura's case and push for the reversal of the judgment is ongoing with the #justiceforNoura.
She returned to her family home on the outskirts of the capital Khartoum in April this year after her father said the marriage was cancelled, but found that she had been duped and preparations for her wedding ceremony were under way.
Rights groups are pushing for her pardon with an activist from the Afrika Youth Movement, Badr Eldin Salah telling Reuters that "Noura's lawyers say they plan to appeal against the decision, but we also need strong global support from organisations such as the African Union, the United Nations and the European Union to support her". A change.org petition has also got thousands of signatures. After the teenager refused to consummate the marriage, her husband's relatives allegedly held her down while he raped her.
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Hussein was forced to marry Abdulrahman Hammad at just 16.
In Sudan, a young girl sentenced to death for the murder of her husband. After less than a week with him, she says, his brother and two others held her down while he raped her, and the next day when he tried it again, she stabbed him and fled to her parents, who brought her to the cops.
"Our society holds women accountable for the heinous actions of men, and then tells them to grin and bear it", says the Equality Now, which has taken up her case. Her lawyers have 15 days to appeal.
The judgment has raised concerns over the justice system in Sudan, especially when it comes to marital rape. People gathered to support Noura for her last trial.
"The case of Noura is different. She is also one the many women who refused to submit to this violence and stood up to defend herself".