Nasser al-Omar, an influential cleric, called for him to be tried in a Sharia court for apostasy, which is punishable by death.
Khartoum says Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian, must hang for “apostasy.”
He is likely to face charges for apostasy, which is punishable by death.
It's for the crime of apostasy (in this case, writing a novel) that Ayatollah Khomenei sent death squads for Salman Rushdie.
And positions which were once American apostasy are the new reality.
At Burnham there is the case of Margery Hedsor, who was excommunicated at intervals for apostasy between 1311 and 1317.
This was the only method which did not occur to me; or if it did, it was rejected with scorn, as a sign of apostasy.
His family tries every means to bring him back and to punish his apostasy.
And he averted his head from her, as though from a temptation to apostasy.
But it is worse than schism to separate from the universal church: to separate from its faith is apostasy to infidelity.
late 14c., "renunciation, abandonment or neglect of established religion," from Latin apostasia, from later Greek apostasia, from apostasis "revolt, defection," literally "a standing off" (see apostate). General (non-religious) sense is attested from 1570s.