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Topic - Meriam Ibrahim
Just a day after a Capitol Hill hearing highlighting her case, a Sudanese woman flew to Italy early Thursday, escaping a possible death sentence in her native land for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.
Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman who was imprisoned and sentenced to death by Sudanese authorities for her religious beliefs, is now free and has touched down in Italy to be with her family.
The Obama administration should be step up efforts to free a Sudanese mother facing a death sentence for refusing to recant her Christian faith, lawmakers said at a House hearing Wednesday.
Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian mother who was placed on death row in Sudan for her religious beliefs, has now fled to the nearby U.S. Embassy and taken refuge.
Last month, the town of Greece, N.Y., won its fight to offer a prayer before its government board meetings, but with that victory came the stipulation that anyone was free to say one. Next month, the town is making good on its word, and welcoming Dan Courtney, a member of the Atheist Community of Rochester, as he gives the invocation.
After having her death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith revoked by a Sudanese court yesterday, Meriam Ibrahim has been re-arrested along with her husband at an airport.
The Sudanese mother who had faced a death sentence for refusing to give up her Christian faith has been arrested less than a day after being released from prison.
Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old Sudanese Christian mother convicted of apostasy and sentenced to death because her father was Muslim, has been freed from death row and has left prison, several international news agencies report.
A Sudanese court reportedly has ordered release of a young Christian mother who had been sentenced to death for not marrying a Muslim man.
Occasionally a shaft of sunshine breaks through the gloom that seems to envelop most of the world in this season of our dismay. Such a shaft broke through the clouds over Khartoum on Monday, when a Sudanese appeals court ordered Meriam Ibrahim freed from the cell where she has been living with her two children under sentence of flogging and the gallows.
Barack Obama could use a little relief. The world is crumbling around him, much of it the result of his presidential misfeasance at home and abroad.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum has urged Sudanese authorities to review the legal case of Meriam Ibrahim, a Catholic woman who faces a death sentence for allegedly abandoning Islam.
Women in the West have a particular responsibility to focus a light on cruelty to women elsewhere.
More than 37,000 people have signed onto a petition urging the Obama administration to demand that Sudan release a young Christian mother who faces a death sentence for marrying an American Christian.
she was a Muslim said, accordingly, that the marriage was invalid and thus she was an adulterer.
"If they are going to hang me unless I renounce Christ," she told her husband, "they might as well hang me now, because I will never do that."