Sudanese court sentences his pregnant wife of Daniel Wani to death when she refused to recant her Christian faith, her husband told CNN he feels helpless.”I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do, I'm just praying.”
This week a Khartoum court convicted Daniel Wani’s wife, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, of apostasy, or the renunciation of faith.
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim is Christian, her husband said. But the court considers her to be Muslim.The court also convicted her of adultery and sentenced her to 100 lashes because her marriage to a Christian man is considered void under Sharia law.
In the meantime, MeriamYehya Ibrahim who is eight months' pregnant, remains in prison with her 20-month-old son.
Ibrahim was born to a Sudanese Muslim father and an Ethiopian Orthodox mother. Her father left when she was 6 years old, and Ibrahim was raised by her mother as a Christian.
However, because her father was Muslim, the courts considered her to be the same, which would mean her marriage to a non-Muslim man is void.
The case, her lawyer said, started after Ibrahim's brother filed a complaint against her, alleging that she had gone missing for several years and that her family was shocked to find she had married a Christian man.
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