A 27-year-old woman in Sudan has been sentenced to death for converting to Christianity from Islam, sparking protests in a country already hit with social strife.
Mariam Yahya Ibrahim had been ordered to give up her newly-adopted Christian faith by Thursday and return to Islam.
Judge Abbas Khalifa asked Ibrahim whether she agreed to return to Islam. After she said, “I am a Christian,” a charge of apostasy was declared and the death sentence was handed down, according to judicial sources, quoted by Reuters.
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