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Sudan: Christian sentenced to death after refusing to renounce faith

Catholic World News - May 16, 2014

A Sudanese court has found a pregnant Christian woman guilty of apostasy from Islam and sentenced her to death by hanging.

“I am a Christian, and I never committed apostasy,” Meriam Yehya Ibrahim said during the trial, according to an Agence France-Presse report. She had a Muslim father and Christian mother and maintains she was raised a Christian.

“We gave you three days to recant, but you insist on not returning to Islam,” the judge said. “I sentence you to be hanged.”

The United States State Department said it was “deeply disturbed” by the ruling.

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