SUDAN: Pregnant Christian sentenced to death for apostasy

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, a 27-year-old doctor from western Sudan who is eight months pregnant, was sentenced to death for apostasy by a judge in Khartoum on 15 May. She was also sentenced to 100 lashes for having sex with her husband, considered adultery in Islam because he is a Christian.

“The court has sentenced you to be hanged till you are dead,” the judge told Ibrahim, who also has a 20-month-old son, Martin, after Islamist crowds shouted for the court to punish her.