What’s Current: Noura Hussein’s death sentence commuted to five years for manslaughter

Photograph: Instagram/Ahmed M’ayyed
  • Noura Hussein’s death sentence for killing the husband who raped her has been commuted to a five year sentence for manslaughter.
  • B.C. polygamists Winston Blackmore and James Oler have been sentenced to six years of house arrest.
  • Women’s advocate Julie Lalonde says that the acquittal of two former University of Ottawa hockey players on charges of sexual assault will discourage other victims from coming forward.
  • A British Columbia man has been sentenced to four years in prison for trafficking a 13-year-old girl into the sex trade.
  • A Thomson Reuters Foundation survey lists the United States as one of the 10 most dangerous countries in the world for women, tying Syria for third place, because of the risk of sexual violence and harassment, as well as the lack of access to justice for such crimes. The US was the only Western democracy in the top 10.
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.