- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 17, 2014

A pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marrying a Christian and leaving the Islamic faith will be allowed to have her baby.

An Islamic Court in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum has ruled that Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, may have her baby before she is set to be executed, The Telegraph reported Friday.

Ms. Ibrahim was born to a Muslim father and raised by a Christian mother. She was convicted May 11 of apostasy and given three days to recant her faith or face a gruesome sentence. She will be flogged – 100 lashes – and hanged.

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“We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged,” Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa told Ms. Ibrahim in court, according to the news agency.

Ms. Ibrahim responded, “I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy.”