Sudan mother facing apostasy death sentence to be freed soon: Official
Published on Jun 1, 2014 6:27 AM
KHARTOUM (AFP) - A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be “freed within days", a foreign ministry official told AFP on Saturday, after her case triggered an international outcry.
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was condemned to death on May 15 under the Islamic syariah law that has been in place since 1983 and outlaws conversions under pain of death.
“The lady will be freed within days in line with legal procedure that will be taken by the judiciary and the ministry of justice,” said Abdullah al-Azraq, a foreign ministry undersecretary.
Azraq, who spoke via telephone from London, did not elaborate.
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