Source: www.dailymail.co.uk ; www.frc.org
Date: May 30, 2014
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URGENT - HOW TO HELP
Two more ways to help Meriam Ibrahim, who is sentenced to death, and her two little children, in prison in Sudan:
Help Release Imprisoned Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim
From Family Research Council
Already mother of 20-month old named Martin, Dr. Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to her second child, a daughter, in the prison clinic in Khartoum. This unusual delivery venue is because Meriam recently was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Meriam was born of a Muslim father, but her father abandoned the family. Meriam became a Christian and married a Christian man who is a United States citizen -- a fact that makes her two children eligible for American citizenship.
At this point the Sudanese government has refused to entertain Meriam's release, and has refused to turn over the children to their father upon the claim that her marriage is not valid because she married a Christian. Now, Meriam and her two American babies languish in Khartoum's Omdurman Prison -- a place which a 2008 United Nations report said had an infant mortality rate of one infant death per day in the summer months.
The President has at his disposal the means to quickly grant Meriam and the children the ability to come to the U.S.; once here, she could seek permanent asylum. Help us today pressure the Obama administration to take action. Join us in signing a petition we have created on the White House website to move the President to pave the way for Meriam and her children to seek asylum in the U.S.
Also, www.frc.org/sudan will take you to White House Petition
Please contact your Member of Congress and urge them to support H. Res. 601, introduced this week by Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona, calling for the release of imprisoned Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim.
Meriam has spent months in a Sudanese prison and has been sentenced to death -- all for refusing to recant her Christian faith. Just this week, she gave birth to her second child -- a daughter -- while still held in jail. Despite being married to an American citizen and the fact that her children are also eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, Meriam's case has received little attention from our Department of State or the U.S. Embassy in Sudan. That's why H. Res. 601 also calls upon this Administration to act now on behalf of Meriam and to move quickly to grant her and her children refuge in the United States.
Sudan's egregious treatment of Meriam represents the type of human rights abuses our country has long publically condemned. It's important that Members of Congress act now to pressure the Executive Branch to act and to signal their support for religious freedom and human rights. Please contact your Representative and urge them to co-sponsor H. Res. 601 today.