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The Christian Post reports yet another instance of persecution of an Orthodox Christian, this time in Sudan.
Christian Pregnant Mother in Sudan Sentenced to Death, 100 Lashes on Mother’s Day
BY STOYAN ZAIMOV, CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
May 12, 2014|3:19 pm
A Christian mother living in Sudan, pregnant with her second child, was sentenced to 100 lashes and death on Mother’s Day for adultery and apostasy, a persecution watchdog group revealed.
“We grieve today at the sentencing to death of a mother, pregnant with her second child, for the expression of her faith and legal marriage to a practicing Christian,” said International Christian Concern Regional Manager William Stark.
“The handing down of such an extreme punishment under a law inspired by the al-Turabi radicalism of the early al-Bashir regime brings into question the direction Sudan intends to head following South Sudanese succession. Having embraced policies of Islamization and Arabization in the past, ICC fears Meriam could be the first of many more Christians to suffer under an increasingly radicalized Sudanese government intent on enforcing Shari’ah (Islamic) law throughout the land.”
The woman, 27-year old Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, received the sentencing on Sunday, when the U.S. celebrated Mother’s Day. She appeared before El Haj Yousif Public Order Court in Khartoum, Sudan.
ICC reported that Ibrahim was raised as an Orthodox Christian, is a graduate of Khartoum University and was a practicing MD. She married a South Sudanese Christian, Daniel Wani, but since she was born in Sudan, a heavily Islamic country, she is officially considered a Muslim, which makes her marriage to a non-Muslim illegal in Sudan’s court system.
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