Sunday, June 1, 2014

Free Meriam

For some days I have been watching  news broadcasts about Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, 27 years old, mother of two year old Martin, and newborn daughter Maya, seen here in prison in the Sudan. She is sentenced to be flogged for "adultery", for being married to a Christian man. Muslim law does not recognize her marriage. She is also sentenced  to be hanged for "abandoning her religion" because she is Christian. 

Meriam was raised Christian by her mother, after her Muslim father left. But by Shari'a law, children born to Muslim men are Muslim. 

Public outcry has been increasing, and the most recent report online, by the Huffington Post, says due to international pressure, she may be released soon. Amnesty International states that while they hope this is true, they will not stop the pressure until she is free and all charges are dropped.  If you wish to support the campaign to free her, you can do so at . Over 500,000 have already signed. You can also take action through the Amnesty International site.

May our voices help liberate her from prison and back into her life.

Amnesty International


  1. Oh, this is haunting and so wretched~ Thank you for sharing this with us!

  2. It's a wonderful world. Funny how fundies who consider themselves very righteous are always the ones doing the most blatantly evil things. Add men making the rules, and it's a total car wreck. I hope she gets released. Any group that has to compel obedience is peddling bullshit anyway.

  3. I heard that she had given birth with her feet in chains - hard to believe that such a thing could happen in this day and age.

  4. Thank you for sharing ... this is a travesty that must not be ignored!!!

  5. Another reason I LOVE new media. Those never before heard now have voice and options.

  6. Yes, Amnesty International reported she gave birth in chains. Un-freaking-believable.

  7. Such a horrible seems there is a lack of humanity in way too many humans!!

  8. Just to quote Rousseau, " Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains".

    For women, this frontier is not yet conquered. Women remain oppressed. And from the cavernous pits of hollow and woeful abyss of nothingness, women cry for justice. And Meriam's tale is such: tearful, heartbreaking, unbelievable.


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