Sudan Judge Sentences Pregnant Christian Woman to Death for ‘Apostasy’

Western Embassies have expressed deep concern for a Sudanese woman pregnant with her second child, who has been sentenced to death in Khartoum, for ‘apostasy’ [converting to Christianity] as well as to 100 lashes for committing adultery.

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, who is 27-years-old and 8-months pregnant with her second child, received her death sentence on May 11. Despite her claimed faith in Jesus Christ, Sudanese authorities are claiming that she is a Muslim by virtue of the fact that she was born in Sudan.

Amnesty International reports that she has been given until her next hearing on Thursday, May 15 to renounce her Christian faith, otherwise she is likely to be sentenced to flogging and death.

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