Christian in Sudan Sentenced to Death for “Apostasy”

This week WORLD published my article about Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, a young and pregnant, Christian, Sudanese woman who was arrested for apostasy and sentenced last week. 

Sudanese Judge Abaas Al Khalifa sentenced a 27-year-old pregnant mother to death by hanging after she refused to recant her Christian faith earlier this month. She also will face 100 lashes for “adultery” because the court does not recognize her marriage to a Christian South Sudanese man.

Even after officials tried to get Meriam Yahia Ibrahim to renounce Christianity, she told Al Khalifa on May 15, “I am a Christian and I have never been a Muslim.” She is the first person the Sudanese court has sentenced to death, although Christians have faced whippings, beatings, and arbitrary detention under the country’s Sharia law, according to International Christian Concern (ICC).

Continue reading at WORLD.

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