Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pregnant Christian Mother to Be Hanged in Sudan; Sentenced to Death for Not Rejecting Christianity

A Christian mother in Sudan -- who is pregnant with a second child and has been sentenced to 100 lashes and death on charges of apostasy and adultery -- has a long legal battle ahead even as her wheelchair-bound husband says his hope lies only in his prayers to God, the Christian Post website reports today (May 17, 2014).

Mohamed Jar Elnabi, the lawyer of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim -- a 27-year-old Greek Orthodox Christian who has a 20-month-old son and is eight months pregnant -- says he plans to file an appeal application tomorrow.

The young mother was convicted on April 30, and given three days to recant her Christian faith on May 11. "The court has sentenced you to be hanged till you are dead," Judge Abaas Al Khalifa finally told her on May 15, after she refused to forsake Christianity.

Ibrahim has been kept at the Omdurman Federal Women's Prison with her son since February 17.

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