By Nima Elbagir and Faith Karimi
KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) – A Sudanese appeals court has started deliberating the case of a woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, her husband said.
Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, was condemned to die by hanging last month after she declined to profess she is a Muslim, the religion of her father.
Sharia law considers her a Muslim and does not recognize her marriage to a Christian. She said she was raised as a Christian by her mother after her father walked out on them.
“Formal notification was given to myself and my lawyer that the appeals court has begun deliberation of Mariam’s case,” said Daniel Wani, her husband.
He said he got the notice Thursday (June 5).