Imprisoned Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim may be released soon. Meriam is imprisoned with her newborn baby girl and two year old son for refusing to renounce her Christianity and was sentenced to death by hanging for apostasy.
Authorities in the country are said to be working out a way to free Meriam thhat will be consistent with the country’s laws, according to Foreign Ministry under-secretary Abdelah Al-Azrak. He said: ‘The related authorities in the country are working to release Mariam (sic) who was sentenced to death for apostasy, through legal measures. I expect her to be released soon’.
However, Mrs Ibrahim’s lawyers said they do not believe the offer is genuine, and is a ploy to silence the growing outcry. Elshareef Ali Mohammed, one of her legal team, told the Telegraph: ‘It’s to silence the international media. This is what the government do. We will not believe that she is being freed until she walks out of the prison’.
Tina Ramierez, of religious freedom group Hardwired, said campaigning for Meriam’s freedom is more important now than ever. ‘They could just be saying this just to get everyone off their backs. We have seen them do that before,’ she told MailOnline.
‘Its essential that we keep the pressure up until Meriam is actually freed.
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