Sudan To Free Christian Mother On Death Row

Saturday, May 31, 2014

(BosNewsLife / Worthy News)-- A woman sentenced to be hanged to death in Sudan for marrying a Christian American citizen and refusing to renounce her faith in Christ will be "freed within days", a government official said Saturday, May 31.

Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that Sudan "guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman," following worldwide protests.

Several European Union countries, including Britain, the Netherlands and Czech Republic, were among those condemning the "barbaric" punishment of 27-year-old Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, who gave birth to a daughter this week while shackled in her cell.