New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
World >

Lawyers question Sudanese court’s impartiality

Tim Wyatt

by Tim Wyatt

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 @ 12:18

LAWYERS for Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian sentenced to death last month for allegedly renouncing Islam, have accused the court in Sudan of bias and incompetence.

In appeal documents seen by The Times, the lawyers accuse the judge, Abbas Mohammed al-Khalifa, of relying on "weak and contradictory" evidence and delivering a "religious sermon".

They note that Sudan's 2005 constitution explicitly allows for freedom of religion, and argue that, regardless, the ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

National Advisor For Pioneer Development

London and Home Counties

With its network of parishes covering the country, the Church of England plays an active role in national life, bringing an important Christian dimension to the nation as well as strengthening community...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Poet who crossed frontiers

Poet who crossed frontiers

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, Martyn Halsall examines the writer's work in order to map his spiritual journey  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Is the Church being too slow to introduce the Living Wage?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Thu 26 Feb 15 @ 16:19
Read @vickybeeching's call for faith leaders to unite around reducing homophobic hate-crimes and LGBT teen suicides https://t.co/dITdsWZQ9F

Thu 26 Feb 15 @ 16:02
NEW: Fears for Syrian Christians kidnapped by Islamic State http://t.co/MNUujZx65W http://t.co/nuNL51cIYK