Sudan Repeals Capital Punishment for Homosexuality

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By Louis Linel, on 31 July 2020

On 9 July 2020, the Sudan’s Sovereign Council approved legislative amendments substantially reforming the Sudanese justice system. The death penalty was repealed for certain crimes, including apostasy – consisting in renunciation of a religion – and gay sex. However, the latter remains a criminal offense punishable with prison sentences.

Capital punishment was also abolished for children and persons over 70 years of age.

(source: Bedayaa)



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