Miliband: 'Nobody should be prosecuted' for their faith

Labour leader Ed Miliband has joined the Prime Minister to condemn the death sentence handed to a Sudanese woman.

Mr Miliband told The Times (£) that the incarceration of Meriam Ibrahim was "utterly appalling and an abhorrent abuse of her human rights".

Miliband condemned the actions of Sudan. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA

He said: "Nobody should be persecuted because of the religion they practice or the person they fall in love with.

"I cannot imagine the suffering - both physical and emotional - that Meriam, her husband and their two young children must be going through," he said.

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PM urges Sudan to 'make good on release promise'

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.