Save Meriam!

Petition to: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Save Meriam!

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Be a voice for Personhood, sign a petition to defend Meriam Ibrahim and her unborn baby from their unjust death sentence.

The Sudanese Government has sentenced Meriam Ibrahim -- a 27 year old Sudanese Christian, wife, mother of a small child, and eight months pregnant with her second child -- to receive a death sentence for professing her Christian faith.   

Meriam who was born Muslim, and later converted to Christianity, has been sentenced by a Sudanese court to 100 lashes, and death by hanging. The Sudanese government claims that Meriam is guilty of apostasy (for her conversion to Christianity) and adultery (because the government refuses to recognize her marriage to her Christian husband.)

The government has mandated Meriam’s 20 month old son to be imprisoned with her, so he can “not be further indoctrinated to a Christian lifestyle by Meriam’s husband.”

Not only will the Sudanese Government be responsible for the death of Merriam, but also the child she is carrying.  Not to mention, what will become of her 20 month old son? Sudan has no intention of allowing him to live with his father.

We must defend Meriam, her unborn baby, and her son -- be a voice for Personhood.

When you sign this petition, we will send an e-mail message to Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner and the President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir with the petition text. 

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Freedom for Meriam Ibrahim!

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:

I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn about the situation of Meriam Ishag Yahia Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian mother unjustly convicted of apostasy and adultery.

The Sudanese Government is in clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and furthermore their own constitution:

Article 18 Universal Declaration of Human Rights:Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Section 6.5 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Sentence of death shall not be imposed for crimes committed by persons below eighteen years of age and shall not be carried out on pregnant women.

Section 6 (a) of the Sudanese Constitution:The State shall respect the religious rights to worship or assemble in connection with any religion or belief and to establish and maintain places for these purposes

Meriam’s conviction is based on fictitious offenses, which (as demonstrated above) violate several international human rights agreements. For the interest of Meriam, her 20 month old son, and the life of her unborn baby -- I ask that you immediately intervene.

Free Meriam immediately!

Cc: Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan

Sincerely,
[Your Name]