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Pregnant Christian Sentenced to Death for ‘Apostasy’ Pressured to Embrace Islam

- Morningstar News - "Woman given three days to recant faith.
– A court in Sudan that sentenced a pregnant Christian to death for allegedly leaving Islam is pressuring her to recant in exchange for leniency, sources said.
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, a 27-year-old doctor from western Sudan in late-term pregnancy, faces execution for alleged “apostasy” and 100 lashes for marrying a Christian (“adultery”); according to Islamic law, the punishments would be administered soon after the birth of her baby.

Muslim in Uganda Kills Daughter for Leaving Islam, Sister Says

- Morningsstar News - "Siblings went to church service after having same dream.
The 17-year-old daughter of a Muslim man in Uganda was able to attend one church service this month before he killed her for leaving Islam, sources said.
Abdul Hakim Ibanda of Kamuli town in eastern Uganda beat Nanvunani Shamimu and her 19-year-old sister, Nawudo Hasifa, with a blunt instrument after learning that they had attended the church service on April 6, Hasifa told Morning Star News.
The two sisters turned to the Christian faith after they had the same dream the night of April 4, she said.
“We both saw a man dressed in white clothes, telling us to go and be prayed for in the church, but he did not tell us which church to go to,” Hasifa said.