The Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christianity was released last week after another detention. She made her way to Italy with her family, where she had an audience with the Pope. She is reportedly headed to the United States. [Read more…]
An update on Meeriam Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christianity in Sudan: After being released on appeal, she had been re-arrested, along with her husband (an American citizen) and presumably their children, for trying to leave the country. The family was charged with possessing illegal travel documents, the sticking point apparently having something to do with documents from South Sudan, the rival Christian nation where the husband is from. The couple had an American visa, with the husband having an American passport.
Anyway, after being detained at the police station, the family is reportedly now taking refuge in the American embassy. [Read more…]
Meriam Ibrahim, whom a judge released after overruling her death sentence for being a Christian, was arrested again as she tried to leave Sudan. [Read more…]
A Sudanese court has released Meriam Ibrahim, who had been sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her Christian faith! (HT: Paul McCain) [Read more…]
This weekend there were reports that Sudan would release the woman who was condemned to be hanged because she would not repudiate her Christianity. But now Sudan is denying those reports, saying that only a court ruling could release her. The woman, Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, whose husband is an American, had her baby in prison, where she is also caring for her 20-month-year-old son. She had her baby baptized. [Read more…]
More details about the Sudanese woman we blogged about who was sentenced to hang because she would not renounce her faith is married to an American. Her father was a Muslim, so her conversion constitutes apostasy. Also, marrying a Christian constitutes adultery, for which she was sentenced to 100 lashes. Since she is pregnant, the flogging and the hanging will not take place for two years, until the child is born and weaned. The new development is the information that her husband is an American. As would be her child. She has another child, Martin, who is 18 months old and who is being imprisoned with her. Both children would also be Americans citizens. [Read more…]