Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; ‘I’m just praying,’ husband says
Forcing someone to change his religious beliefs is supposed to be unanimously denied by all religions. Recently, a Sudanese court sentenced a pregnant woman for not recanting her Christian faith. Daniel Wani the husband of the sentenced woman said in his interview to a news channel that “I am really frustrated, I am feeling pity because I do not know what I should do, I am just praying”.
It goes without saying that last week his wife Meriam Yehya Ibrahim had been convicted “of apostasy” by a Khartoum court. Daniel Wani said that Ibrahim is a Christian but the court considers her as a Muslim.
Apart from this, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim had also been convicted for committing adultery. According to Sharia law, she got 100 lashes punishment for marrying with a Christian man. Mohamed Jar Elnabi, the lawyer of Ibrahim said that “this is really against Islam and Islamic community”.
On the other hand, Ibrahim said in a statement that “I am a Christian and I will remain a Christian”. Actually, she was a daughter of Muslim father who left her at the age of 6. She had been raised by her Ethiopian mother as a Christian. However, the court considered her marriage void because her father was a Muslim.
Lastly, the case against Ibrahim had been filed by her brother. He said in his complaint that her sister had gone missing since years and she got married with a Christian man”. The court ruled out that she had committed a grave sin and sent her to jail.