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Sudan's Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva Mustafa Osman Ismail received on 28 March a letter from the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression on the accusation of apostasy against the journalist.
THE APOSTASY of deputies could deal fatal blows to democracy.
Additionally, "The allegation of apostasy made by Shaheen bin Ali Abu Mismar, who is alleged to have had a personal dispute with the poet, was not corroborated by other evidence, which goes against the principles of sharia law.
Laws which forbid apostasy are controversial in the 21st century to say the least.
MILITANTS with the Islamic State (IS) group have publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after finding her guilty of apostasy in a selfstyled Islamic court, the UN said.
Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are punishable by death under the Kingdom's law.
Manama: Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has asked the interior ministry to arrest several people for apostasy and atheism.
Aghajari was originally convicted of apostasy and sentenced to death for his remarks.
These decisions include the closure of non authorised radios and televisions, whose media forums have become open to speeches accusing of apostasy.
However, Jolie lend her presence at the event through a video, where she asked Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to respect the fundamental right to freedom of religion, after the administration had issued death sentence of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, a Christian woman who refused to give up her religion, and was convicted of apostasy, with the grave implications.
Recently, the court added an apostasy charge when she declared her Christian faith in court.
Summary: Authorities refuse to register political party based on ideas of activist Mahmoud Muhammad Taha who was hanged for apostasy in 1985.