Posts Tagged ‘ death sentence ’

European Parliament Demands Withdrawal Pakistan Blasphemy Laws

Nov 29th, 2014 | By
Dutchman Peter van Dalen has urged Pakistan to withdraw Pakistan blasphemy legislation and to free Asia Bibi.

The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday, November 26, urged Pakistan to withdraw blasphemy laws after a Christian mother of five lost her appeal against the death penalty.



BREAKING NEWS: Iran Drops Death Sentence Against Pastors, Christians

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

Iran has apparently dropped death-sentence carrying charges against two evangelical pastors and another believer, though the three men remain detained for their Christian activities, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 2. Pastor Matthias Haghnejad, Pastor Behnam Irani and Deacon Silas Rabbani from the Church of Iran house church movement were instead tried for other alleged offences at the 1st Branch of the Revolutionary Tribunal in Karaj city last week, trial observers said.



Meriam Ibrahim Released Again; Sudan Confirms To US Family Is Safe

Jun 25th, 2014 | By
Meriam Ibrahim holds her newborn daughter Maya alongside her 20-month-old son Martin in her Sudanese prison cell

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian mother who had been sentenced to death in Sudan by Islamic authorities, has been re-released, according to reports on Tuesday late afternoon. Ibrahim was originally sentenced to death and ordered to be lashed for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity, however, she was set free from prison on Monday when an appeals court overturned the original conviction. The joy of her release was short-lived, however, as she and her Christian husband were detained at an airport in Sudan less than 24 hours following her release. But another update on Tuesday has confirmed that Ibrahim has once again been released by Sudanese authorities.



Washington Groups Demand Freedom For Sudan Mother On Death Row

Jun 13th, 2014 | By

Dozens of human rights and faith groups began demonstrating Thursday, June 12, in front of the White House for the release of Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old mother of two sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan.

Before her execution by hanging, she is to receive 100 lashes for her marriage to a South Sudanese Christian. “Because the Shariah court in Khartoum considers her a Muslim, it does not recognize her marriage to Daniel Wani, who is an American citizen, originally from South Sudan,” said Faith J. H. McDonnell, an official of the influential Institute on Religion and Democracy.



Obama urged to save condemned Sudanese Christian

Jun 8th, 2014 | By
Meriam Ibrahim holds her newborn daughter Maya alongside her 20-month-old son Martin in her Sudanese prison cell

“We the People” petition drive has been launched on the White House website urging the Obama administration to take action on behalf of a Sudanese woman awaiting execution for the “crime” of converting from Islam to Christianity.



BREAKING NEWS: Sudan To Free Christian Mother On Death Row

May 31st, 2014 | By
Daniel Wani holds his newborn baby while mother is still in a Sudanese prison for refusing to convert to Islam

A woman sentenced to be hanged to death in Sudan for marrying a  Christian American citizen and refusing to renounce her faith in Christ may be “freed within days” claims the Sudan government under pressure



RFC Joins FRC Campaign To Petition Obama For Release Of Meriam Ibrahim

May 30th, 2014 | By

The Religious Freedom Coalition joins with the Family Research Council (FRC) in a petition campaign to Obama for him to do everything in his power to get Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim released from a death sentence. Please sign the petition at the bottom of this message from Tony Perkins, head of FRC.  



BREAKING NEWS: Jailed Sudan Christian Gives Birth While Awaiting Execution

May 28th, 2014 | By

KHARTOUM/PRAGUE/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)– A Sudanese woman sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith in Jesus Christ, has given birth to a baby girl in prison, her lawyers and local sources said.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, delivered her baby Monday, May 26, at a women’s prison in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, but her husband was not allowed to be present, according to Christians familiar with the case.



Judge in Sudan Confirms Death Sentence, Whipping, for Pregnant Christian Woman

May 16th, 2014 | By

A judge in Sudan today (May 15) confirmed the death sentence for “apostasy” (leaving Islam) for a pregnant Christian woman after she refused to recant, sources said.

After her conviction on April 30, Judge Abaas Al Khalifa had given Meriam Yahia Ibrahim 15 days to recant or be executed, with the ultimatum repeated at her hearing on Sunday (May 11). He also confirmed the sentence of 100 lashes for having sex with her husband, considered illicit in Islam because he is a Christian.



Pakistan Appeals Court May Uphold Christian Woman’s Death Sentence

Apr 14th, 2014 | By
Asia Bibi

A senior advocacy official remained concern Saturday, April 12, that a Pakistani appeals court will confirm the death sentence of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who has been charged with blasphemy against Islam. “Given the recent decisions made against people charged under the blasphemy law, it is not looking likely that the judgment against Asia will be favorable,” said Nasir Saeed, a director of the Center for Legal Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), which supports the Christian.