Sudanese Christian woman freed; apostasy conviction voided
Catholic World News - June 23, 2014
A Sudanese appeals court has overturned the conviction of Miriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for apostasy.
Miriam Ibrahim, who was raised as a Christian and married a Christian man, had been convicted of apostasy because her father is a Muslim. When she refused to renounce her faith and her marriage, she was sentenced to death: the usual penalty for forsaking the Islamic faith. Jailed while pregnant, she gave birth behind bars.
A lawyer said that Ibrahim had been released from prison and taken to a secret location because she and her family remained subject to death threats.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our October expenses ($33,317 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!