An open letter to the Sudanese Embassy in Sweden
The stoning sentence of Laila Ibrahim Issa's must be stopped!
Dear Mr. Ambassador,
We are deeply concerned in regards to the stoning sentence issued for
the second time, against a 23 year old woman called Laila Ibrahim Issa.
Currently she is being held at the Omdurman women's prison with
her six months infant. Laila Ibrahim Issa was sentenced to death by
stoning for the charge of adultery by a judge called Emad Shamoon in
Khartoum court on July 10th 2012. Further, until recently she
was not granted the right to consult a lawyer. This is the second of
such rulings made in such a brief period of time. This report was issued
right after Intisar Sharif Abdalla was saved from a stoning sentence due
to the efforts made by the international organizations.
Mr. Ambassador, we request that you reflect on this grave and time
sensitive matter and consider the mounting frustration and anger that is
spreading among the many human rights and children’s rights
organizations against the Sudanese government and its juridical system.
This court ruling is of pure barbarism and savagery. We want Leila and
her child to be released from Omdurman prison immediately without any
conditions. Also, due to the sever pressure put on Leila, we ask that
she is immediately provided with medical and psychological care.
We must also put to your attention that we will call on every authorized
international organization to help suspend and revoke the sentence
issued by this Sharia court to prevent this brutal sentence in being
Please inform your government of the growing concerns in the civilized
world by this court ruling and also the imprudence of the Sudanese
government when it comes to the matter of women and children's rights.
Children First Now
International Campaign for Children's Rights