The United States is set to save, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, a South Sudanese woman who was sentenced to hang for converting to Christianity last week.
The U.S. condemned Sudan’s court ruling , with both the State Department and the White House calling on Sudan to uphold its human rights commitments.
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who represents New Hampshire, has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to grant Ishag political asylum.
Meanwhile her husband Daniel Wani , a Sudanese man with U.S. citizenship who has been living in Manchester, N.H has returned home to save his wife too.
The Islamic court considered Ishag a Muslim and did not recognize her marriage to Wani, a Christian. That constituted a crime of adultery and she was sentenced to receive 100 lashes.
The court also found her guilty of apostasy by converting to Christianity and sentencing her to be hanged.