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Khartoum appeal court cancels death sentence against Meriam Ibrahim

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June 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – A court of appeal in Khartoum cancelled a death sentence issued last month against Meriam Ibrahim for apostasy, the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported on Monday.

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Meriam Yehya Ibrahim pictured inside Omdurman’s Women’s Prison with her two children, Martin (L) and newborn baby daughter, Maya

“The Court of Appeal in Khartoum North overturned a judgment of the trial court of Haj Yousef and issued a decision to release the prisoner Abrar Hadi Mohammed Abdullah (alias Meriam Ibrahim), after the pleadings submitted by her defence,” SUNA said.

Her lawyer later said that authorities released her from jail.

On 5 May, Haj Youssef court sentenced Ibrahim to to death by hanging and 100 lashes after convicting her on charges of apostasy and adultery.

Amnesty International said Ibrahim was arrested and charged with adultery in August 2013 after a family member reportedly claimed that she was committing adultery because of her marriage to a Christian South Sudanese man.

Under Sudan’s Islamic Shari’a law, a Muslim woman is not permitted to marry a non-Muslim man, thus any such marriage is considered adulterous. The court later added the charge of apostasy when Ibrahim, who was raised an Orthodox Christian, asserted that she was not a Muslim.

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  • 23 June 16:13, by Jalaby

    I said it before this is nonsense case and Khartoum government just wanted to draw people attention from the corruption and theft that are going on!
    I said before, Khartoum government should let this lady go home because the freedom of religion is guaranteed for everyone in Sudan by the constitution and should bring thieves ministers to justice!

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    • 23 June 17:51, by omoni jr.

      hahaha,
      The so called sharia law is something raised up by terrorists ,khartoumers, what is the use of uttering all this nonsense , e.g Apostasy ,adultery,blablablahblah, Go to hell, let the woman go home and look after her family..

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      • 23 June 18:52, by Joseph Canada

        hahahahaha!! OmoniJr. you just cracked me up man. "apostasy, Adultry, blabla bla! go to hell" hahahaha

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  • 23 June 18:58, by Andrew Okuch

    Hallelujah! God is great Meriam, lots of Christians have been praying for you. This is a lesson to many believers today we need to persevere a midst trials and temptations. We are serving a living God...He cares!

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    • 24 June 01:09, by Akol Liai Mager

      Although Free, Mariam’s life is at a significant danger ever as she could be executed by her blood’s thirsty half-brothers and uncles. Risks for her life are now greater than she was in prison, so lives’ activists should exert maximum efforts to get her out of Khartoum otherwise the Terrorist government will not protect her from human butchers who only enjoy killing or blogging innocent women.

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