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Sudan: ‘Abhorrent’ death sentence for woman on grounds of her religion

Headline Title:  Sudan: ‘Abhorrent’ death sentence for woman on grounds of her religion 15 May 2014 The decision of a Sudanese court to sentence a heavily pregnant Sudanese Christian woman to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’, and to flogging for ‘adultery’, is truly abhorrent, said Amnesty International today.Meriam Yehya Ibrahim is eight months pregnant and currently in detention with her 20-month-old son. Her death sentence was handed down this morning after she refused to recant her religion.“The fact that a woman has been sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging…

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