Meriam Ibrahim to be released!!!!

(77 Posts)
Downamongtherednecks Sat 31-May-14 17:51:10

Thank goodness. She refused to renounce Christianity, gave birth shackled in a filthy jail and was sentenced to hang for apostasy against Islam, despite never having been muslim. www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27651483

ShellyF Sat 31-May-14 17:53:19

So pleased to hear this.

Helpys Sat 31-May-14 17:53:39

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Fantastic

JonSnowsPout Sat 31-May-14 17:54:51

Really great news!
Very few new story's shock me anymore but this one really did.

PartialFancy Sat 31-May-14 17:56:00

grin Marvellous!

Although sadangrysad that this state of affairs exists at all.

I really hope they mean it, it will be such good news, that poor woman and her family they have been through actual hell.

Shop Sat 31-May-14 17:57:36

Fantastic news!

JellyStrawberries Sat 31-May-14 18:03:49

That's amazing news and I am so glad to hear it - this story has been on my mind such a lot and it's so good to hear positive news. However, nothing will ever compensate for what this family has been put through.

BumWad Sat 31-May-14 18:05:27

Thank goodness for that

Cocolepew Sat 31-May-14 18:07:51

Fantastic news!

PenelopeChipShop Sat 31-May-14 18:12:54

Thank goodness! I signed the petition. I just kept thinking the people they were really punishing would be her children. Imagine being given two years to breastfeed your baby only to know they would be mourning you on their second birthday. It doesn't bear thinking about.

Hassled Sat 31-May-14 18:19:05

Excellent news smile

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Sat 31-May-14 18:23:11

So glad to see this.

That's wonderful news and I hope it will cause the authorities in Sudan to never even think of persecuting anyone else in this way. I hope she can join her husband now - and that the US ambassador, who reportedly said she was too busy to deal with this, gets a kick up the arse.

MrsEdinburgh Sat 31-May-14 18:30:50

That's great news!

Iflyaway Sat 31-May-14 18:32:52

Fantastic news!

Raahh Sat 31-May-14 18:36:03

I rarely comment on things like this- but I read this and it horrified me. Most of all, that her poor little boy has had to endure it with her. She has been a very strong woman, and i hope the family can be left if peace, with no repercussions.

Animation Sat 31-May-14 19:02:45

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Bless her heart - she must be so tired.

JaneParker Sat 31-May-14 19:48:04

Good.

It's one of the most backward nations on the plant. 90% of girls in Northern Sudan have suffered female genital mutilation.

YeGodsAndLittleFishes Sat 31-May-14 19:49:23

Hurrah! Hope she is able to live with her baby and get away freom the ex's family.

SirChenjin Sat 31-May-14 19:51:40

Excellent news.

I hope that the Sudan Govt now looks very closely at how Islam is represented in its country. Utterly barbaric.

the US ambassador, who reportedly said she was too busy to deal with this - wtf?? Who was this? shock

booface Sat 31-May-14 19:53:29

That is such great news. Just yesterday I went on the Amnesty site and did the e-mail thing they had on there. I don't always join in those things, but in this case I just felt I had to. So pleased she is being released.

YoureBeingASillyBilly Sat 31-May-14 19:56:56

Brilliant news! I hope nothing 'happens' to her before her release. How horrific that her and her children went through this. Will she be able to leave the country and live in the US with her DH if they want to?

fancyanotherfez Sat 31-May-14 19:57:45

Brilliant news! Apparently the president is moderate but needs the extremists to keep him in power. I hope he has decided to put them in their place so they never get away with that barbarity again

fancyanotherfez Sat 31-May-14 19:57:54

Brilliant news! Apparently the president is moderate but needs the extremists to keep him in power. I hope he has decided to put them in their place so they never get away with that barbarity again

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