Saturday, 31 May 2014

Sudanese Woman Facing Death Sentence In Sudan For Marrying A Christian Will Be Freed

To be freed: Meriam Ibrahim, pictured here holding her newborn daughter, will be released from prison, according to reports
Merima with her son Martin and new baby Maya

Thank God! I just hope this is true. The Sudanese woman facing down a death sentence for marrying a Christian will be freed, it has been reported.

 Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth in prison this week, was sentenced to death for abandoning Islam.
The news comes after huge international pressure was piled on the Sudanese authorities, with David Cameron, Hillary Clinton and the Archbishop of Canterbury all calling for the sentence to be dropped.  However, Mrs Ibrahim's lawyers said they do not believe the offer is genuine, and is a ploy to silence the growing outcry.

Elshareef Ali Mohammed, one of her legal team, told the Telegraph: 'It's to silence the international media. This is what the government do. We will not believe that she is being freed until she walks out of the prison'.

Mrs Ibrahim, 27, was thrown in jail in September and earlier this month was sentenced to death for apostasy and adultery for marrying Daniel Wani, a Christian Sudanese man with U.S. citizenship who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire.
She was also sentenced to 100 lashes as the Sudanese court operating under strict Shariah law refused to recognize her 2011 marriage because her father was a Muslim. The judge ruled that even though Meriam’s father left her family when she was six and she was raised as a Christian, she should still worship Islam.

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