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 change.org . 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.