Sudan: Government Amends Law that Punished Rape Victims for “Immoral” Behavior
Friday, May 1, 2015 8:45 AM

The government of Sudan has amended a law that allowed police and prosecutors to charge victims of sexual violence with crimes of adultery or “immoral acts.” The legal changes to Article 149 came after widespread protests against the arrest and conviction of a nineteen-year old gang rape victim. As reported by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the law now contains a more precise definition of rape that makes it harder for courts to punish victims.

Compiled from: Batha, Emma, Sudan changes law that left rape victims punished for adultery, Thomson Reuters Foundation (April 24, 2015).