Death Sentence for Sudanese Pregnant Woman is Miscarriage of Justice

WEA-RLC

STATEMENT OF THE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COMMISSION

OF THE

WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE

For Immediate Release

May 16, 2014

Death Sentence for Sudanese Pregnant Woman is Miscarriage of Justice

The sentencing to death of an eight month-pregnant Christian woman for her alleged conversion from Islam, and to 100 lashes for having relations with her husband, is blatant violation of not only international human rights laws and Sudan’s own constitution, but also Islam and Sharia, WEA-RLC asserts.

“The court has sentenced you to be hanged till you are dead,” Judge Abaas Al Khalifa told 27-year-old Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, who also has a 20-month-old son, after Islamist crowds shouted for the court to punish her on Thursday (May 15), according to the Morning Star News.

“I am a Christian, and I have never been a Muslim,” Ibrahim replied to the judge.

The young mother was convicted on April 30, and on May 11 she was given three days to recant her Christian faith. Continue reading “Death Sentence for Sudanese Pregnant Woman is Miscarriage of Justice”