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Sudan: woman at risk of death sentence for converting to Christianity

May 15, 2014

A Sudanese court has found a 27-year-old woman guilty of apostasy and has been given until May 15 to renounce her Christian faith.

Ahmed Bilal Osman, Sudan’s minister of culture and information, told Agence France-Presse that “it's not only Sudan. In Saudi Arabia, in all the Muslim countries, it is not allowed at all for a Muslim to change his religion.”

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, the daughter of a Muslim father and Christian mother, maintains that she was raised a Christian.

According to Amnesty International, her case came to the attention of authorities when her relatives denounced her for marrying a Christian from South Sudan. Because Sudanese law views marriages between Muslims and non-Muslim as adulterous, Ibrahim was also found guilty of adultery and faces a penalty of 100 lashes.


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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - May. 16, 2014 12:51 AM ET USA

    Pray for this woman and her husband.