Sudanese woman gets death sentence for marrying a Christian man.

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Pregnant 27 year old Sudanese woman, Mariam

Yahia Ibrahim Ishag has been sentenced to death

by hanging by a Sudanese court for apostasy, (that

is, renouncing ones faith or religion) after marrying

a Christian man

Mariam, whose father is Muslim but raised

orthodox Christian by her mother, was earlier

sentenced to death by hanging on Sunday May

11th but was given till today May 15th to have a

rethink and convert back to Islam before the

verdict would be enforced. However during a court

appearance today, Mariam maintained that she¡¯s a

Christian and there¡¯s no going back.

¡°We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not

returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged to

death.¡± Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa told the

woman in court today, AFP reports Continue¡­

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Khalifa also sentenced Ishag to 100 lashes for


¡°I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy,¡± she

said in court.

Defending the judgement of the Sudanese judge,

Ahmed Bilal Osman, Sudan¡¯s information Minister,

said such judgement is not only delivered in Sudan

but also in other Islamic countries

¡°It¡¯s not only Sudan. In Saudi Arabia, in all the Muslim

countries, it is not allowed at all for a Muslim to

change his/her religion.¡± he told AFP



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