Call for Sharia law death sentence to be lifted

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A Queen’s University academic has called for the release of a Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence prompted the original criticism of Islam by Pastor James McConnell.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, delivered her second child on Monday at a women’s prison in Khartoum. She was convicted of apostasy and given the death sentence about two weeks ago. She is to be hanged when the child is two.

Yesterday QUB academic and broadcaster, Dr Leon Litvack, raised her plight on Radio Ulster’s Thought for the Day.


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