Death sentence against Sudanese doctor sparks widespread protest

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 20 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3406
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

Outrage has been mounting worldwide over a death sentence imposed on a Sudanese doctor.

Muslim-born Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who is eight months pregnant, was last week convicted of apostasy for converting to Christianity and sentenced to death by hanging after she refused to recant her faith. The Khartoum court also annulled her marriage—to South Sudanese born Daniel Wani, a US citizen—and sentenced her to 100 lashes for adultery, because Sudanese law forbids Muslim women …

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