The Pregnant Woman In Sudan Who Was Sentenced To Death For Being Christian Has Been Released From Prison

The ruling against Meriam Yehya Ibrahim was faulty


by Fiona Byrne |
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The 27-year-old woman in Sudan who was sentenced to death after refusing to recant her Christian faithhas been released from prison.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who has a young son and gave birth to a baby girl while in prison, was also convicted of adultery and sentenced to 100 lashes. Her lawyer said she was freed because the ruling was found to be ‘faulty’.

Ibrahim says she was raised by her Christian mother after her Muslim father walked out when she was six years old. Under Sudanese law, having a Muslim father automatically deems her to be Muslim, while Sharia law does not consider her marriage to a Christian man to be valid.

According to CNN, Sudanese parliamentary speaker Fatih Izz Al-Deen said that Ibrahim’s brother told the courts that his sister was raised Muslim and disappeared for several years. They say they were ‘shocked’ to discover she’d married a Christian man.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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