Protesters hold banners in Beirut against the Sudanese judiciary's sentence for a Christian woman who was accused of apostasy on Saturday, June 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A group of protesters gathered outside the Sudanese Embassy in Beirut Saturday morning, to call for the immediate release of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishaq.The marriage of a Muslim woman to a Christian man in Sudan can be a complex issue, subject to varying interpretations of Sharia law, as well as cultural and familial prejudices.The protest was organized by women's rights group, Fe-Male, and attracted widespread media attention. Alyia Awada, one of the event organizers, read out a message to the Sudanese government from the protesters: The Sudanese ambassador to Lebanon, Ahmed Hassan, said that there was too much confusion around the case at the moment.Sudanese media have been reporting Ibrahim's first name as Abrar, as her brother has reportedly claimed.
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