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Sudanese Christian Woman Sentenced to Death for Marrying Christian Man

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 May 16
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Sudanese Christian woman Meriam Ibrahim has been sentenced to 100 lashes and death for her “adulterous” marriage to a Christian U.S. citizen.

Though Ibrahim was raised Orthodox Christian since the age of six, the government considers her Muslim. Ibrahim’s father was Muslim; by law, she is too.

According to Sudanese law, Muslims may not leave the faith, nor may Muslim women marry men of another faith. Ibrahim’s “crimes” are apostasy and adultery reports Charisma News.

Authorities told Ibrahim that she will remain in jail until she denies her Christian faith or she is put to death. Ibrahim’s 20-month-old son is in prison with her; she is pregnant with a second child.

International Christian Concern (ICC) is campaigning for Ibrahim’s release and pardon. The group urges citizens to call write Sudan’s embassies to call for Ibrahim’s freedom. Information on where to write can be found here.


Publication date: May 16, 2014