September 25, 2017

CHRISTIAN WOMAN FREED AFTER DEATH SENTENCE RULED ‘FAULTY’ IN SUDAN

CHRISTIAN WOMAN FREED AFTER DEATH SENTENCE RULED ‘FAULTY’ IN SUDAN

CHRISTIAN WOMAN FREED AFTER DEATH SENTENCE RULED ‘FAULTY’ IN SUDAN

 By Nima Elbagir

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Sudanese Woman sentenced
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, with husband.

A Sudanese woman has been freed from prison a month after being sentenced to die by hanging for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

 

“I am a Christian,” Meriam Yehya Ibrahim told the judge at her sentencing hearing in May, “and I will remain a Christian.”

 

An appeals court in Sudan ruled that a lower court’s judgment against the 27-year-old was faulty, her lawyer, Mohaned Mustafa El-Nour, said Monday. He declined to elaborate.

 

An international controversy erupted over Ibraham’s conviction in May by a Sudanese court on charges of apostasy, or the renunciation of faith, and adultery. Ibrahim was eight months pregnant when was sentenced to suffer 100 lashes and then be hanged.

 

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