For writing on condom use, Sudanese scribe faces death

Ms Shamail Alnour. Radical Islamists, led by cleric Mohamed Ali Al-Gizoli, want her dead. PHOTO | MOHAMMED AMIN | NATIION MEDIA GROUP.

What you need to know:

  • The author of the article, Ms Shamail Alnour, is in deep trouble.
  • Radical Islamists, led by cleric Mohamed Ali Al-Gizoli, want her charged with apostasy.

  • The crime is punishable by a death sentence in Sudan.
  • Ms Alnour's article had explained how condom use could help stem the rising cases of HIV and Aids infections in the predominantly Muslim state.

Islamists and secularists are virtually at war in Sudan over a recent newspaper article on condom usage and the concept of faithfulness among couples.

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