Posts Tagged ‘death sentence’

Scholarships to honour executed Bali duo

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Australian Catholic University will create two scholarships named after executed drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran for Indonesian students to study in Australia. The scholarships will provide full tuition fees to the student’s chosen course over four years and be awarded to those who write an essay based on the theme of “the sanctity Read more

Aussie Catholic and Muslim leaders plead for death row pair

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Australian Catholic and Muslim leaders have pleaded for mercy for two men sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking. Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney and the Grand Mufti of Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, issued a joint statement on February 8. The religious leaders said they respected Indonesia’s laws, but believe Andrew Chan and Myuran Read more

Priest gets death sentence for murdering his bishop

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

A Kenyan Catholic priest has been sentenced to death for the murder of his bishop. Fr Guyo Wago Malley and four other men were sentenced over the murder of Bishop Luigi Locati of Isiolo in 2005. The execution was stayed last week to give the men an opportunity to file an appeal within 14 days. Read more

Christian mother to be executed for blasphemy

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Catholic leaders in Pakistan will appeal to the nation’s Supreme Court against the death sentence given to a Christian woman for blasphemy. Last week, the Lahore High Court upheld the sentence handed down in 2010 against Asia Bibi. She is the first Christian woman ever to be given the death sentence in Pakistan. One source Read more

Christian mother facing execution gives birth in Sudan prison

Friday, May 30th, 2014

A Sudanese Christian mother sentenced to hang for apostasy has given birth to a baby girl in a Khartoum prison. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim was last month sentenced to death after refusing to renounce her faith. Mrs Ibrahim was raised as an Orthodox Christian by her mother, but her absent father was Muslim. The Public Order Read more