Sudanese women’s death sentence: Why no outcry from NZ?

Right to Life New Zealand is asking why there is the outcry from The New Zealand government about the Sudanese woman who has been condemned to death unless she recants her Christian faith.

It is calling on the government to petition the Sudanese government to immediately release Mariam Ibrahim from imprisonment.

Ibrahim, a Sudanese mother, doctor and a Catholic, has been sentenced to be flogged 200 times and then sentenced to death unless she recants her Christian faith. She is 8 months pregnant and has a two-year-old son.

She is charged with adultery on the grounds that her marriage to a Christian man from South Sudan is considered void under Shari’a law, for which the penalty is flogging. She has also been charged with apostasy, or abandonment of religion, for which she has been sentenced to death.

Right to Life is asking New Zealanders to speak out and to urge the government to join the international community in calling upon the government of Sudan to respect the right to life and Meriam’s right to religious freedom.

The United States, the European Union and advocacy groups have strongly condemned the death sentence imposed on Ibrahim.


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