Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag Shackled Awaiting Execution

by Editor | May 21, 2014 3:28 am

DAILY MAIL – A U.S. citizen, who rushed to his native Sudan to save his pregnant wife from the death sentence, described his horror at seeing her shackled in a prison cell with their toddler son.

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, 27, was charged with adultery for marrying Christian Daniel Wani, a Sudanese man with U.S. citizenship who lives in New Hampshire.

She was sentenced to 100 lashes as the Sudanese court refuses to recognize her 2011 marriage to Mr Wani because they consider Ishag a Muslim.

The eight-months pregnant woman, who has a 20-month-old son, was subsequently sentenced to death for the crime of apostasy. Sudanese law considers her a Muslim while she has declared that she was raised Christian and refuses to convert to Islam because Christianity is the only religion she knows.

She told the court: ‘I was never a Muslim. I was raised a Christian from the start.’

Video below: CNN discussing the case of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag

Video Below: Husband of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag speaks out.

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