‘Indignation as Sudan’s president releases rapist imam’: victim’s relative

A presidential order to release a convicted rapist has prompted indignation and discontent, especially from the relatives of the victim. A relative told Radio Dabanga that on Thursday, President Omar Al Bashir issued a presidential order to release imam Noor Al Hadi Abbas Noor Al Hadi, who was convicted of raping a female student in 2012. The imam was sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence and 100 lashes for the rape.File photoRelated: Central Darfur camps saw 17 rape cases in Ramadan: displaced (16 August 2013)

A presidential order to release a convicted rapist has prompted indignation and discontent, especially from the relatives of the victim.

A relative told Radio Dabanga that on Thursday, President Omar Al Bashir issued a presidential order to release imam Noor Al Hadi Abbas Noor Al Hadi, who was convicted of raping a female student in 2012.

The imam was sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence and 100 lashes for the rape.

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Related: Central Darfur camps saw 17 rape cases in Ramadan: displaced (16 August 2013)