Sudan woman sentenced to death for 'being Christian'

A woman who married a Christian has been sentenced to death for not reverting back to the religion of her birth, judicial officials and Amnesty International have said.


BREAKING: A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy after she converted from Islam to Christianity #Sudan

Meriam Ibrahim, 26, was convicted of apostasy at the weekend and given four days to switch back to Islam and thus avoid execution.

The woman is pregnant and married a Christian man from the south of the country in 2011 and took his faith. She has an 18-month-old child with her inside the jail, officials also say.

Ms Ibrahim was sentenced to death after that grace period expired, Amnesty said.


Judge: "We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged to death" #Sudan

The court in the capital, Khartoum, also ordered that she be given 100 lashes for committing "zena" - an Arabic word for illegitimate sex - for having sexual relations with her husband.


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Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Sudan to "make good on its promise", after reports emerged that Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to death for marrying a Christian, would be released.