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Sudanese woman gets death sentence for marrying a Christian man.

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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