was sentenced to death by stoning by the Penal Court of En-Nahud, in
the central region of Kordofan, because she had a relation with a
man who was dinka-ethnic just like her. Indeed, he is not her
husband. Nevertheless, she had a son from him. He is just about one
year old so far (May 2004). Madina has got other four children, who
were born when she was living with another man she was not married
with. So she was denounced for adultery in July 2003. Now she is
jailed in El Obeid town with her baby, waiting for the verdict of
the Supreme Court, after her appeal.
appeal to save Madina
Community of Sant'Egidio with Amnesty International , invites everybody to share its appeal
aiming to spare Madina's life from the execution by stoning, sending
the following statement to the competent authorities of Sudan by
appeal brought in by the Community of Sant'Egidio and Amnesty International
to save the life of Madina sentenced to death by stoning
I am writing to express my deep concern over a ruling that sentenced to
death by stoning Ms.Alakor (Madina) Lual Deng, even though she did not really
commit the crime of adultery.
urge you to intervene on her behalf to prevent this cruel and inhuman
punishment from being meted out against her. I implore you to ensure that
this cruel and inhuman sentence is not carried out.
(signature and date)
of Justice and Attorney General
of Justice, Sudan