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ICC Note:

Lawyers who represented Meriam Ibrahim, a mother of two released after being sentenced to death for her Christian faith, are taking her case to the constitutional court to challenge the legality of Sudanese apostasy laws that make it illegal to convert from Islam. Throughout Sudan, Christians are held accountable to Sudan’s 1991 Public Order Criminal Code, which enforces aspects of Sharia law, including floggings for adultery and death by hanging for apostasy.

09/23/2014 Sudan (Assist) – A human rights group says it has learned that the lawyers who represented Meriam Ibrahim, whose conviction for apostasy and adultery was overturned by the Appeal Court on June 23, are currently defending the case at the Supreme Court. They plan to take it to Sudan’s Constitutional Court for a final ruling on the constitutionality of apostasy in the criminal code.

According to a news release from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), the lawyers, who have faced threats and pressure since taking on Ibrahim’s case, were also issued travel bans by Sudan’s legal regulatory board, the Lawyers Admissions Committee.

Although Ibrahim was freed by the Appeal Court, her case is currently before the Supreme Court following her alleged family’s appeal against the decision to overturn her convictions.

Ibrahim’s legal team, led by the Director of the Justice Center for Advocacy and Legal Consultancy Mohaned Mustafa, intends to take the case to the Constitutional Court after the Supreme Court makes its ruling.

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