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May 17, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – A court in the Sudanese capital Khartoum has sentenced an unidentified woman to be executed by stoning for committing the “crime of fornication” under Islamic Shariah laws, local newspapers reported on Wednesday.

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Video footages showing a Sudanese woman being flogged by the country’s morality police known as the Public Order Police (ST file photo)

The sentence was handed down on 14 May by Judge Sami Ibrahim Shabo who presides over the general criminal court in Um Bada area, in the suburbs of Khartoum’s twin-city of Omdurman.

According to the privately-owned daily newspaper Al-Ahram al-Yawm, the court issued the sentence after the defendant refused to “retract her earlier confessions” that the child she gave birth to is from a man other than her husband.

The man she said she had a sexual relationship with has denied the charge and was therefore acquitted by the judge.

The predominantly Muslim Sudan is supposedly governed by Shariah laws under the rule of the Islamist National Congress Party (NCP).

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Front page of Al Ahram Al Youm, December 15, 2011 (IMCT)

However, there are no recorded cases of courts applying the extreme punishments of stoning to death for adultery or the amputation of hands for theft.

Newspapers said that the sentence has been referred to the Supreme Court for final approval.

(ST)

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  • 18 May 2012 11:42, by Daniel Buolmawei

    Look! Is this the state human lives be flourished?

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    • 18 May 2012 18:46, by Bentiu CAPTAIN

      This is Afghanistan of Africa, Fuck North Sudan!!

      SPLA OYEE!!!

      God bless South Sudan .

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    • 19 May 2012 15:00, by Abraham Ayom

      Look Arabs Mentality, against humanity. Give your lady freedom, let them wear trousers, let them have boyfriends, let them marriage Christians, Being a husband to a lady doesn’t mean you meet all lady requirements and that is why Boyfriend to bridge the gape. so the court punish lady for nothing.

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  • 18 May 2012 11:51, by Daniel Buolmawei

    I lived with many Muslims for years and most of them were cheating against their wives under the protect of the so-called temporary marriage. The idea of temporary is that man can’t stay without a wife and has to see any woman during his wife’s absence. This is an adultery in its nature, but no man stone for it. Unfair religion indeed!

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    • 18 May 2012 12:09, by Mustafa

      the Permian marriage is engagement, its not only to Islam. I know how our government how it uses religion for there own political reasons but actually this must be done to the man and the women, ask any Muslim or if i were you i ll check it myself. I believe am not the only Sudanese who object this move because all of us have mothers and maybe sisters and daughters.

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      • 18 May 2012 12:22, by Daniel Buolmawei

        Mustafa, I said it here many times that I am a theologian scholar. I know more than you want me to know. Temporary marriage was concept initiated by Mohammed during his wars away from home. Mohammed’s fighters were mostly men who left their wives at home. So Mohammed allowed this concept to help those young male soldiers who kept thinking back of their wives. It is totally not engagement.

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        • 18 May 2012 13:05, by weltahir

          What you refer to here is slaves not temporary marriage. when Islam came the world had a flourishing slave industry and Islam in time helped eliminate this by many Shariaa Laws. one of which is what you wrongfully call temporary marriage, whereas in Sharia a slave who conceive achild is a wife and not slave anymore. Plus many other laws to free the slaves. Islam came to free mankind on all aspects

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      • 19 May 2012 06:27, by Chuangah

        Mohammed started fornication by having sexual intercourse with under aged girls, jésus said, If anyone who haven’t commits sins let him stone that woman and that will be thé end of sharia law in Sudan, Its not Gods law, Its devils law.

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    • 18 May 2012 12:35, by weltahir

      - stoning is effective only by voluntarily confessing the crime and it is meant to purify the sinner in the hereafter, to confess means u truly repented and this is a rare case of faithfulness and courage.
      - you have been around unfaithful Muslims and yet you condemn Islam, so ironic!

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    • 18 May 2012 12:52, by weltahir

      - Quote: "The idea of temporary is that man can’t stay without a wife and has to see any woman during his wife’s absence"
      This is wrong and a lie, and first of all there is no such thing as "temporary marriage" for Sunni Muslims.
      Stoning is equally applicable for man and women, its rarely implemented because its very difficult to prove, unless by confessing voluntarily.

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      • 18 May 2012 13:28, by Gatkuoth

        Is faith enforced on believers? Oh my God have mercy on Sudan and its backward government.

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      • 18 May 2012 17:32, by zulu

        El Tahr,]
        Ther is no logic in your defence. But, as I said Islam is a cult. There is no religion on earth, that does what islam does. Check, Judaism, Hinduism, Budhaism, even african traditional religions. from washing your ass, to stoning a woman, chopping limbs. where is ethics?

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    • 18 May 2012 15:48, by SEE ME

      High rates of HIV have been found amongst individuals who sell sex in many different and diverse countries. Even where HIV prevalence is low amongst this group, it is usually higher than the rate found amongst the general adult population.

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      • 19 May 2012 06:34, by Joseph Canada

        SEE YOU, ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT YOU ARE JUSTIFYING THIS STONING BECAUSE YOU WANT TO PREVENT HIV? PLEASE WAKE UP BECAUSE YOUR COMMENTS ARE SO ILLITERATE THAT THE PIG CAN STEP HIS HOOFS ON THIS SCREEN AND YOU CAN READ BETTER REASONING THAN HAT OF YOURS. LET ME ASK YOU. WHAT IF THAT WOMAN WAS YOUR MOTHER OF YOUR ONLY SISTER HOW WOULD U TAKE IT?

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        • 19 May 2012 06:40, by Joseph Canada

          THE THING WITH YOU MUSLIM IS THAT YOU DON’T PUT SOMEONE ON YOUR SHOE. I MEAN YOU CAN’T IMAGIN IF THAT WAS YOU OR YOUR RELATIVE?.
          DON’T YOU THINK YOUR ISLAMIC RELIGION LAW OF BLOOD BATH IS LIKE DEVIL WORSHIPPING? AM SO GLAD I HAVE A RELIGION NOT A CULT.

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    • 19 May 2012 05:35, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Hey Daniel, I basically agree with your statement. It’s unfair for women to be stoned to death while men enjoy adultery. What’s the different? Can somebody explains to me please especially muslims. Do you think it’s fair punishment or you just go with the flow? I’m confuse and need honest answer about this punishment. Common people, we’re in 21st century not 1200 or 1600 centuries ago.

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  • 18 May 2012 11:58, by hellonearth

    TO OSHAY, JALABY, NORTHERN SUDANESE, KURNGOTH AND LIKES. THIS PROVES THAT YOU STILL LIVE IN THE STONE AGE. WAKE UP SUDANESE ITS 2012, HOW ON EARTH WOULD YOU STONE A WOMAN TO DEATH THATS JUST COLD.

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    • 18 May 2012 12:09, by Xeno

      Thats right KURNGOTH and the likes are civilized monkeys... and those monkeys are hardly to emulate or imitate humanity!!! Who a hell started this religion of deception and destruction?....Mohammad? Well, he was an ASSHOLE then...!

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      • 18 May 2012 12:14, by Mustafa

        how often do you hear a Muslim swearing at Christians? you cant someone asshole and you didn’t read about him or know anything about his. if you say bashir is an asshole i would understand because what he is doing is completely wrong and for his own benefits. you don’t judge the whole nation by a leader who got in power by a military coup. if we are monkeys what does that make you?

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        • 18 May 2012 12:27, by Xeno

          Mustafa,

          I apologize for being too general dude.....but will never agree with you on the "muslim swearing at X-tain thing". Swearing simply mean discriminatingly killing another human being while shouting allah khabaar!!!!!

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          • 18 May 2012 12:32, by Xeno

            Mustafa,

            ....and if you realized your Bashier is using Islalm for political purpose, then it time for you to join forces of opposition and kick him out....the same way he kicked out whoever that president he couped against.

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            • 18 May 2012 12:47, by Mustafa

              only problem xeno is that our country is destroyed enough, we dont want more problems, look at egypt, libya, and syria. we cant afford more destruction. if you do notice, albashir is not the problem is the peaple behind he, trust me he is extremely dumb. i did meet him

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          • 18 May 2012 12:43, by Mustafa

            its all good! well there are these illiterates (at least 50% of population in sudan) who are being brain washed and think that bashir is a real Muslim and that the country is under sharia law (its not even close). every educated man knows that he is a hypocrite and that him and all his family should be stoned first before that women.

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            • 18 May 2012 23:10, by zulu

              Mustafa,
              for once I agree with on this. beshit is being used by atleast 3 people. nefie, omar’s cousin and harun. but the mastermind is nefie who is behind everything going wrong for sudan. should the ncp give power to other voices in a democratic fashion, sudan will not have money enemies. the war with ss will even be worst than libya or syria. these countries are badly distroyed.

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          • 18 May 2012 13:47, by weltahir

            Talking about discriminate killing of others? I hope u r not christian cuz if so I would like to remind you of the massacres christians committed in the world, not to mention Africa and the slavery trade,, countless incidents of hideous killings done through history by christian crusaders.

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    • 18 May 2012 15:50, by SEE ME

      Sex workers usually have a high number of sexual partners. This means that if they do become infected with HIV, they can potentially pass it on to multiple clients.

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  • 18 May 2012 12:52, by Akol Liai Mager

    It is obvious that the racist and discriminative NIF leaders are well-skilled in killing children, women and the elderly people. My messages to the Muslim women in North Sudan and worldwide are one, join Ayaan Ali Hersi and Lubna in a fight for your freedom. Two join Malik Agar and Abdelwahid Mohamed Nur for the total liberation of Old Sudan from all man-made disasters including Shari’a laws.

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    • 18 May 2012 13:59, by weltahir

      Your message is too weak and absurd. Ayaan Hersi is a liar who falsified her immigration documents, and even before she was blown away she was a nobody to Muslims worldwide.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4774331.stm

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      • 18 May 2012 14:30, by Akol Liai Mager

        At least Ayaan is leading a powerful an International Women Liberation Movement (IWLM) to free all Muslims women from being brutally assaulted and enslave by Muslims men in the name of Islam (the man-made religion that has nothing to do with God at all).

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        • 18 May 2012 15:47, by weltahir

          No one heard of this organization, except for those trying to propagandize it,, plus what a great shame for an organization to be run by a notorious liar condemned for falsifying her asylum and immigration application. Ayan was forced to quit the parliament and flee dutch land to evade her prosecution and possible jail time.

          http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4986418.stm

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          • 18 May 2012 16:00, by Akol Liai Mager

            Real questions that Muslim men have to answer are; who gave them the power to claim that it is Halal (Allowed) for men to marry four wives and only one husband to a Muslim woman? Would Muslim men accept that if the equation turns other way around for Mulsim women to be married to four men and a Muslim man married to only one wife? If not, why not should Muslim women liberate themselves from evils?

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            • 18 May 2012 16:33, by weltahir

              Polygamy is practiced in many religions, including christian mormons in United States.

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        • 18 May 2012 15:58, by SEE ME

          Prostitution is illegal in the United States with the exception of 11 Nevada counties.
          On Nov. 3, 2009, Rhode Island closed a legal loophole that had allowed indoor prostitution to exist since 1980.

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    • 18 May 2012 15:53, by SEE ME

      Preventing HIV infections amongst those involved in the sex trade has been proven to be an instrumental part of many countries’ fight against AIDS.

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  • 18 May 2012 13:36, by Waucity

    Where is Jalaba today..Oh dear, Jalaba does actually know things, so he disappeared today because I a big mistake will be committed..Death is a punishment of those who taken a life away...Not adultery

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  • 18 May 2012 14:21, by Trust God 27

    @ Weltahir
    This temporary marriage is there in your religion and you call it in Arabic (Zawaj Orfi) the question I wont to ask is that why not stoning both man and the girl then stoning the poor girl alone??? This is not a fair religion

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    • 18 May 2012 16:44, by weltahir

      Let me enlighten you, zawaj Orfi is initially a normal marriage, only difference is that its kept secret from public, , and by the way one of the conditions of marriage in Islam is declaration to the public, thus this Zawaj Orfi is a form of violation to the law, but the marriage contract in valid anyhow.

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    • 18 May 2012 16:54, by weltahir

      Mr Trust God 27 Let me repeat what i said earlier,, stoning is effective only by voluntarily confessing the crime and it is meant to purify the sinner in the hereafter, to confess means u truly repented and this is a rare case of faithfulness and courage. If that man was brave enough to admit voluntarily that he committed fornication he will be stonned "if hes a married man" or lashed if unmarried

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  • 18 May 2012 16:04, by SEE ME

    As countries are considering legalizing and decriminalizing the sex industry, we urge you to consider the ways in which legitimating prostitution as work does not empower the women in prostitution but does everything to strengthen the sex industry.

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  • 18 May 2012 16:07, by SEE ME

    1. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution is a gift to pimps, traffickers and the sex industry.

    2. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution and the sex industry promotes sex trafficking.

    3. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not control the sex industry. It expands it.

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  • 18 May 2012 16:08, by SEE ME

    4. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution increases clandestine, hidden, illegal and street prostitution.

    5. Legalization of prostitution and decriminalization of the sex industry increases child prostitution.

    6. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not protect the women in prostitution.

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  • 18 May 2012 16:10, by SEE ME

    7. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution increases the demand for prostitution. It boosts the motivation of men to buy women for sex in a much wider and more permissible range of socially acceptable settings.

    8. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not promote women’s health.

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  • 18 May 2012 16:12, by SEE ME

    9. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not enhance women’s choice.

    10. Women in systems of prostitution do not want the sex industry legalized or decriminalized.

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  • 18 May 2012 16:15, by SEE ME

    Even animals will not accept others oxes to go with thier cows.

    Only PIGs don’t care for SOWs

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  • 18 May 2012 18:47, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    That is why Indigenou African will liberated Northern Main soon from Extremist Islamic Arab settlers. They bringing their evil deed from Middle East to practice of murdering women in Africa soil. Northern women need to be rescues by SPLA/M to be free from that burtuality Islamic evil.

    Tone of Liberator

    Sudan is African Land

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    • 18 May 2012 19:02, by weltahir

      Quote: "Northern women need to be rescues by SPLA/M to be free from that burtuality Islamic evil"

      this is a dialogue so unless you have something sensible to say you may want to keep silent.

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    • 18 May 2012 19:10, by SEE ME

      The rule of law is a foundation for both our liberties and for order. The rule of law respects us as equals. It allows us to organize our lives, plan our futures, and resolve disputes in a rational way.

      SOME PEOPLE WANTS JUNGLE RULE.

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    • 18 May 2012 19:14, by SEE ME

      The Rule of Law, in its most basic form, is the principle that no one is above the law.

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    • 18 May 2012 19:22, by SEE ME

      In which ways are women degraded and objectified in the eyes of society and men if they are in a profession where they are selling their bodies, if this is like any other job?

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  • 18 May 2012 19:26, by SEE ME

    The Sex Industry: Empowering or degrading to women?

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  • 18 May 2012 19:32, by SEE ME

    "Our mission is to empower women and girls in Pokuase, Ghana, through microenterprise, education, and healthcare, and to inspire others to do the same elsewhere."

    WomensTrust is a model to bring resources and community-based support directly to the developing world.
    But not by supporting PROSTITUTION.

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  • 18 May 2012 22:19, by Born-to-Rule

    Do I need to say more ... bunch of savages, the government is being run by stupid idiots. God need to burn Khartoum and it’s inbreeds.

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    • 18 May 2012 23:59, by weltahir

      Quote: "Burn Khartoum and its Inbreeds"
      said like a true rebel savage,,

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  • 19 May 2012 01:57, by Mustafa Mahjoub

    Dear readers, I would like to advice everyone on this fora that whatsoever we say or do will never pass the judgement of God. So, follow good path in winning your fellow brethern to follow peacefull resolution especially Beshir, Malik Agar, Yasir Arman and the rest to come to equal term and to seek Gods wisdom to bring about a just and comprehensive peace to Northern Sudan. Thank God south is free

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    • 19 May 2012 03:28, by Akol Liai Mager

      One thing that I am so certain about is that; Al-Bashir is more evil and unfit than anyone else on this Planet to acquire God’s wisdom. God did a rescuing miracle to Paul and Paul on his way to Damacus on a mission to kill, has accepted God call for him to abandon killing people. God did the same thing to Al-Bashir through Hague, but the killer has rejected God’s call on him to stop killing people

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  • 19 May 2012 02:02, by Mustafa Mahjoub

    Is it legal to stone a women to death because she committed adultery? Judge not others because you too will be judged.

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  • 19 May 2012 04:12, by Observer

    A simple DNA test to determine paternity would settle this case. It is not enough that a man is merely allowed to say that he is not the father.. It takes two to commit adultery. I cannot believe that our country is slipping back into the Dark Ages. Who knows what will be next. Let us hope that the Supreme Court Judges are more enlightened than their brother judge.

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    • 19 May 2012 10:37, by weltahir

      Observer,, the fact here is that the woman came up voluntarily to confess before the judge and deny fatherhood of the child to her husband, no one can condemn her if she said she didn’t commit the crime, if she denied the crime there wouldn’t be any need for DNA test or any other investigation. I think she felt guilty and wanted to repent. This is a faith issue so we should respect her wish.

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  • 19 May 2012 07:08, by Dinkawarrior

    Oh God! Have mercy on your people in the hands of the National Crimes Providers ( NCP )!!!! This is the reason why I hate this religion! The lie too much rather then telling the truths! What about the man who does that? If Islam is the real religion why don’t you stone President Leech Bashit?

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    • 19 May 2012 08:00, by Dinkawarrior

      The Arab Worlds claimed that they were the first human beings who started the so called Civilization but they’re going to be last because of this horrid culture of Islamic?????? I believed some of the truly African Natives will go to the moon before any country of the Arab Worlds!!!

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  • 19 May 2012 09:35, by Beneben Bai

    Observor, you hit the point. DNA is the solution here not just denial. For Rabieaa Abd Aathy Al bd, you are the most useless person in Sudan. You still stick to call us insects and talk of war language, I suspect my be you are the partner of Albashir in Lawitha (gayness). pls think over this twice

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    • 19 May 2012 11:23, by Beneben Bai

      Rabiea Abdel Aathy, you need to go back to Kenanna where you can best practice your bad business instead of partnering the international wanted criminal. I am sure those of Kenana people can hang you up at the day time. No joke

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  • 28 July 2012 17:38, by danaray79

    Thanks to a brilliant effort in publishing your article. One can be more informative as this. There are many things I can know only after reading your wonderful article. Thesis Writing.

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