Friday, December 04, 2015
27 Sudanese Muslims Charged With Apostasy For Rejecting the Hadith
In Khartoum, Sudan, 27 defendants are on trial for apostasy. According to Middle East Online and the Sudan Tribune, the charges under Sec. 126 of the Sudanese Criminal Code potentially carries a death sentence, but such a sentence is unlikely to be carried out. The defendants are charged with preaching that only the Qur'an had religious authority, and rejecting the authority of the Hadith and of Sunnah.