Death sentence for Christian in Sudan draws global criticism

Photo ~ Meriam Yehya Ibrahim is pictured in this undated image with her husband, Daniel Wani.

A pregnant woman who was raised as a Christian has been sentenced to execution by a Sudanese court that contends she has apostatized from Islam, drawing worldwide condemnation.

“Mrs. Ibrahim’s willingness to stand-up for her faith – even in the face of death – is a true mark of uncommon courage and bravery,” Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said May 15.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, is recognized as Muslim under Sudanese law because her father was Muslim. Her father abandoned the family when Ibrahim was six years old and she was raised as a Christian by her Ethiopian Orthodox mother.

Ibrahim married Daniel Wani, a Christian from South Sudan, and is now eight months pregnant.

She was arrested in August 2013; a Khartoum court convicted Ibrahim May 15 of apostasy from Islam, and adultery, on the grounds that marriage between Muslim women and non-Muslim men is not recognized.

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