Pregnant woman to be flogged, hanged for marrying Christian

Posted by on May 15, 2014 at 11:18 am

 A Sudanese woman doctor who married a Christian man and who was convicted earlier this week on charges of “apostasy” was sentenced to death on Thursday, judicial officials said.

According to the Sudanese officials, 26-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim, was convicted on Sunday and given four days to repent and escape death. She was sentenced after that grace period expired, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

The BBC reported the woman’s death by hanging will not be carried out until two years after the birth of her child.

The sentencing drew condemnation from Western embassies in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and international rights groups, including Amnesty International.

The rights group reported the woman is eight months pregnant.

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