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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 ...

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