UPDATE: Maybe not. The Islamic supremacist thugs may not be releasing her after all. Meriam Ibrahim: Husband ‘not informed of release’
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The husband of a woman sentenced to death in Sudan for abandoning Islam has told the BBC he has not been informed that his wife will be released.
Reports on Saturday said a Sudanese official had confirmed that Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth in custody, would be freed in a few days.
But the foreign ministry said on Sunday Ms Ibrahim could only be released after a successful judicial appeal.
Once again the people triumph. Atlas readers have seen this time and time and have always been the tip of the spear, pushing back and defeating Islamic supremacists.
Robert Spencer correctly points out that “that’s one chief reason why groups like the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others work so assiduously to discredit, defame and destroy all those who speak out against jihad terror and Islamic supremacism: once there is no one left who dares to speak out, Sharia can be implemented without protest or dissent.”
“Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan ‘to free’ death row woman,” By the BBC, May 31, 2014
Sudanese authorities are to free a woman who was sentenced to death for having abandoned the Islamic faith, a foreign ministry official says.
Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth to a daughter in custody, will be freed in a few days, the official told the BBC.
Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman.
Khartoum has been facing international condemnation over the death sentence.
In an interview with The Times newspaper, British Prime Minister David Cameron described the ruling as “barbaric” and out of step with today’s world.
The UK Foreign Office this week said that it would push for Ms Ibrahim to be released on humanitarian grounds.
Ms Ibrahim, 27, was brought up as an Orthodox Christian, but a Sudanese judge ruled earlier this month that she should be regarded as Muslim because that had been her father’s faith.
She refused to renounce her Christianity and was sentenced to death by hanging for apostasy.
On Wednesday, she gave birth to a daughter in her prison cell – the second child from her marriage in 2011 to Daniel Wani, a US citizen.
The court said Ms Ibrahim would be allowed to nurse her baby for two years before the sentence was carried out.
The court had earlier annulled her Christian marriage and sentenced her to 100 lashes for adultery because the union was not considered valid under Islamic law.
Sudan has a majority Muslim population and Islamic law has been in force there since the 1980s.
The ruling has revived a debate over apostasy, with liberal and conservative scholars giving different opinions over whether – and how – the act of abandoning the Islamic faith should be punished.
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