([London] Times) Hopes rise for Meriam Ibrahim as Sudan takes heed of global outcry

A Christian woman condemned to be hanged for apostasy in Sudan is being kept in comfortable conditions in prison and will have her appeal verdict next month, according to her lawyers, amid indications that the international campaign to free her is having an effect.

Meriam Ibrahim gave birth in chains, in Omdurman women’s prison, after she had been sentenced to 100 lashes and condemned to death last month for renouncing Islam. She was jailed after a judge ruled that she was a Muslim because of her absentee father’s religion. Her marriage to Daniel Wani, an American-Sudanese Christian, was annulled by the court.

After an international outcry, there are indications that the Sudanese government of President al-Bashir is beginning to take heed of her case.

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One comment on “([London] Times) Hopes rise for Meriam Ibrahim as Sudan takes heed of global outcry

  1. Jeff Walton says:

    FYI, folks can sign the White House petition for U.S. intervention to assist Meriam and her U.S. citizen children here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/act-case-meriam-ibrahim-sudan-and-her-baby-and-toddler-prison/D1x1q4VG#thank-you=p

    We need 100,000 signatures to get a response from the Administration. We’re already up to 42,000.