Amnesty International UK is calling people to sign a petition to stop the execution of a pregnant woman in Sudan for marrying a Christian man and abandoning her religious faith.
As of this publication, the website for the petition had recorded 91,802 actions to seek the Sudanese government’s release of 27 year-old Meriam Ibrahim, who was thrown in prison and is now eight months pregnant.
Amnesty International aims to generate 100,000 actions.
A Sudanese court has convicted Ibrahim of apostasy and sentenced her to hang for her “crime” of leaving Islam and marrying a Christian man. Abandoning one’s religious faith is punishable with death, wrote Jane Wharto of express.co.uk
Read Wharto’s full report Ordered to DIE for love: Pregnant Muslim woman sentenced to hang for wedding Christian man
Ibrahim’s father is a Muslim. She said her Christian mother raised her and that she is a Christian. Under Islamic Shariah law, however, a child takes the religion from the father, that is why the court ruled her actions a crime.
Her husband Daniel Wani is appealing the ruling. Wani assumed US citizenship in 2005 after he fled his war-torn African country with his brother in 1998 and set up home in NEw Hampshire. He went to Sudan almost a year ago to arrange for his wife and child to join him in the USA.