Sudan Orders Christian Woman Hanged After Giving Birth

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag

(Khartoum, Sudan) A Sudanese woman has been ordered to be flogged then hanged after converting to Christianity and marrying a Christian man.

The case has received little media coverage in the United States, there have been no hashtag selfies or Hollywood outcry.

Amnesty International called the court’s ruling “truly abhorrent.”

Because the Islamic country does not allow people to convert, it sees Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag’s marriage as a form of adultery.

The judge told Ishaq, “We gave you three days to recant, but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged to death.”

The organization’s Sudan researcher Manar Idriss said that “adultery and apostasy are acts which should not be considered crimes at all. It is flagrant breach of international human rights law.”

The court has decided to allow Ishag to give birth before her hanging.

Amnesty International reported Ishag was raised as an Orthodox Christian, her mother’s religion, because her father, a Muslim, was reportedly absent during her childhood.


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