Thursday, 5 June 2014

SUDAN: Christian Woman Sentenced to Death for Apostasy

Date of Bulletin: 4 June 2014


Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani on their Wedding Day.

A 27-year-old Sudanese woman, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, was sentenced to death in early May for apostasy.  Eight months pregnant at the time of her sentencing, she gave birth to a baby girl on 26 May 2014. Ibrahim explained to the court that she had grown up as a Christian under her Christian mother's care, but the court  convicted her of apostasy because her father is Muslim. In addition, she is to receive 100 lashes for a charge  of adultery, relating to her 2011 marriage to a South Sudanese Christian man. Since Ibrahim's father is  Muslim, the marriage is not recognized under Sharia law. Her own family filed the complaint about her marriage, resulting in the charges. The court gave her three days to recant her Christian faith, but she refused.

Voice Of the Martyrs Sources
Photo: Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani on their wedding day.

Pray for Meriam Ibrahim

During her trial, the judge gave Meriam multiple opportunities to recant her faith. Even now, if she became a Muslim, her death sentence would be commuted. Instead, she told her husband, "If they want to execute me  then they should go ahead and do it because I'm not going to change my faith." Praise God for her firm commitment!

  • Please pray for Meriam and her family.
  • Pray for comfort for her in prison.
  • Pray that her example will have an impact on the whole nation of Sudan.
  • Pray for her husband Daniel and the lawyers who are helping her.
  • Pray Meriam and her children will be freed.

VOM is assisting believers in Sudan with encouragement, literature and evangelism tools. We are also working with the thousands of refugees who have fled from the Muslim government attacks into South Sudan.

#ChristianPersecution #SaveMeriam #Sudan

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