Sudanese activists, the United Nations, the European Union and governments around the world are condemning the sentencing of Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese women accused of apostasy and adultery. She’s eight-months pregnant.
The Sudanese Court sentenced Meriam Ibrahim to death for her religious choice and to hundred lashes for ‘adultery’ because she married a Christian man. Her lawyers have filed an appeal.
Activists, governments and international organizations are calling on the Sudanese government to respect freedom of faith. Sudanese university students have been protesting near Khartoum University asking for an end to human rights abuses.
Over the last three decades, Sudanese women and girls have been subjected to a spate of discriminatory laws and practices.
“Sudan Woman Faces Death for Apostasy”, BBC News, 15 May 2014.
“Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, Sudanese Woman, Sentenced To Death For Choosing Christianity Over Islam”, Huffingtonpost, 15 May 2014.
“Au Soudan, une femme condamnée à mort pour apostasie”, Le Monde, 15 May 2014.
Download the report “Survivors Speak Out: Sexual Violence in Sudan”, Nobel Women’s Initiative, December 2013.
Sign the Amnesty petition to the Minister of Justice of Sudan demanding the immediate release of Meriam.
Follow developments in the case online through Twitter by following the hashtag, #SaveMeriam