WorldViews: MAP: Where offending a religion could get you executed

By Ishaan Tharoor, May 28, 2014

A shocking case in Sudan has returned the anachronistic charge of "apostasy" to the front pages. A Sudanese woman gave birth to her child this week in prison. She has been sentenced to death by hanging under sharia law for having married a Christian man and converted to his religion. The sharia court refused to recognize her marriage so it also convicted her of adultery, with an additional sentence of 100 lashes before her execution. The U.S. and rights groups have condemned the court's verdict and lawyers are still petitioning for clemency.

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