Christian woman sentenced to death for refusing to convert to Islam after being raised as a Christian.
A heavily pregnant Christian woman in Sudan has been sentenced to hang for not being raised as a Muslim. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, was convicted on charges of apostasy, or the abandonment of religion, by a court in Khartoum. Following her conviction on Sunday, she was given three days to recant her faith or face a possible death sentence.
“We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged,” Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa told the woman, addressing her by her father’s Muslim name, Adraf Al-Hadi Mohammed Abdullah.