WASHINGTON — A government official in Sudan is denying claims that a Christian woman sentenced to execution for her faith may soon be freed.
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, is recognized as Muslim under Sudanese law because her father was Muslim, despite the fact that her father abandoned the family when Ibrahim was 6 years old, and she was raised as a Christian by her Ethiopian Orthodox mother.
Ibrahim is married to Daniel Wani, a Christian and an American citizen. She gave birth to their second child while imprisoned and in chains on May 27.
She was arrested in August 2013; a Khartoum court convicted her May 15 of apostasy from Islam, as well as adultery, on the grounds that marriage...READ MORE