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A pregnant woman has been sentenced to be hanged by a Sudanese court for converting to Christianity.
Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, who is being held in detention with her 20-month-old son, had been ordered to abandon her faith and return to Islam. She has also been charged with adultery for marrying a Christian man.
The death sentence was handed down despite appeals by Western embassies for compassion and respect for religious freedom. At a court in Khartoum, Judge Abbas al Khalifa said: "We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged."
He also sentenced her to 100 lashes for "adultery".
originally posted by: andr3w68
How can this happen in the modern world.
originally posted by: Fylgje
And who could lash a pregnant woman?
Any country that is still providing any kind of support to the Sudanese Government should stop now until they vow to abolish this woman's "crimes" and put in steps to ensure the most basic of human rights are defended.