An activist in Sudan, Mr. Mohamed Al-Dosogy, is set to be sentenced to death for denouncing Islam.
Al-dosogy had requested a judge to allow him to change his religion to atheism, a move that was tantamount to renouncing his faith. He had written to the Sudanese court explaining why he wanted to change his religious status after which he was arrested and charged with apostasy.
Reports are that authorities ordered his arrest two days after for apostasy, a crime in Sudan that attracts death as penalty.
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Mohamed Al-Dosogy was later released on Friday, May 12, by the police on the order of a judge, APA reports.
The police said Mohamed Al-Dosogy was mentally challenged and could not be punished for his alleged crime.
The judge said the defendant had been examined by a psychiatric and it was determined that he is mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued on Friday, the defense team rejected the court’s decision, saying the defendant never asked the court to submit him to a psychiatric test.