U.S. Congressman Franks Decries Sentence of Sudanese Woman Refusing to Recant Christian Faith

On Mother’s Day, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Christian Sudanese woman who is eight months pregnant with her second child, was convicted of “apostasy” and “adultery” for marrying a non-Muslim and converting to Christianity. Meriam was given three days by the court to recant her Christian faith and, if she refuses, faces a possible death penalty as well as 100 lashes. Meriam’s sentencing is scheduled to take place Thursday. She is married to an American citizen.

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