Monday, June 23, 2014

Victory! Meriam Ibrahim released!

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow! Attorneys for Meriam Ibrahim, imprisoned for her faith in the Sudan, have announced that she has been released! Having very recently given birth to a baby girl, she and the baby, along with her 20 month old son (who was imprisoned with her), have now been freed, following an international outcry.  But make no mistake: it wasn't the outcry that saved her, nor was it the efforts of the Obama administration, which made no such efforts, despite the fact that her husband is an American citizen.  Meriam and her children have been freed by the mighty hand of the one true God, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who she and her husband worship and adore.

From Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel,  American Center for Law and Justice:

We are getting multiple reports from Sudan that Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian sentenced to death for her Christian faith, has been freed from prison, along with her two young American children. 

Meriam, married to an American citizen, had been sentenced to flogging and death for “apostasy” – for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity. In court when she was told she could save her life by recanting her Christian faith, she refused. 

She was forced to give birth to her American baby in prison. 

She has shown courage few of us can comprehend, and now – after your outcry – a different Sudanese court is reportedly ordering her release. 

With her attorney confirming her release, we're launching a new petition. Let's ask the Obama Administration to grant Meriam and her American children safe passage and immediate legal status in the United States. 

Sign our new petition: Bring Meriam and her American children home!

See also:
Meriam Ibrahim Goes Free, No Thanks to the U.S. (US News & World Report) 
Sudan announces release of Meriam Ibrahim from death row (The Guardian)
Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to death for being Christian, freed by court  (NY Daily News)
Khartoum appeal court cancels death sentence against Meriam Ibrahim (Sudan Tribune)
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Smiling with immense relief, the Sudanese mother sentenced to hang for 'converting to Christianity' hours after she was freed following international outcry (Daily Mail)

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