Aljazeera.com: Sudan plays down death sentence for wife of NH man for apostasy

Amid global outcry, Sudanese government says pregnant Christian has chance to appeal penalty for changing religion. "The punishment has little to do with religion and serves as a political distraction," Mohamed Ghilan, an expert in Islamic jurisprudence, told Al Jazeera. "This is a ploy by the Sudanese regime to appear as 'defenders of Islam' to mitigate their corruption."


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