Sudan Repeals Capital Punishment for Homosexuality
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 The death penalty was repealed for certain crimes, including apostasy – consisting in renunciation of a religion – and gay sex.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.