Cameron denounces ‘barbaric’ Sudan death sentence
David Cameron has described the death sentence for a woman in Sudan for marrying a Christian as “barbaric”.
He called on the Sudanese government to revoke the sentence against Meriam Ibrahim who earlier this week gave birth while shackled in her cell.
The Prime Minister vowed that the UK government will “continue to press” the Sudanese authorities to lift the sentence.
"The way she is being treated is barbaric and has no place in today's world. Religious freedom is an absolute, fundamental human right,” he told The Times.
"I urge the government of Sudan to overturn the sentence and immediately provide appropriate support and medical care for her and her children.”
Ms Ibrahim was raised as a Christian by her mother but because her father was Islamic a Sudanese court ruled that she too was a Muslim.
Her Christian marriage was annulled and she was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery and death by hanging for renouncing Islam. Sex outside a "lawful relationship" is regarded as adultery under Sudanese law.
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