Monday, June 02, 2014
Sunday, June 01, 2014
No news on whether Asia Bibi will get a new date for the appeals court to hear her case. But God has not forgotten her.
The online petition calling for mercy for Asia Bibi can still be found here.
For those who do not know who she is, here is the story about Asia Bibi's unjust imprisonment and death sentence for "blasphemy" against the Prophet Muhammad.
Please pray for Asia Bibi and her family.
The Sudanese foreign ministry denied a statement attributed to its Undersecretary Abdallah Alazrag in which he announced that the government will seek to free a woman sentenced to death for apostasy within the next few days.
"The lady will be freed within days in line with legal procedure that will be taken by the judiciary and the ministry of justice," Alazrag told Agence France Presse (AFP) earlier today.
“She will definitely not be executed. I am sure about this,” he told The Sunday Times in separate remarks.
The Sudanese diplomat made similar statements to BBC and Reuters. Sudan Tribune reporter in Khartoum said that Alazrag, who was Khartoum’s ex-ambassador to London, has been staying in Britain for some time seeking medical treatment.
He did not specify how the 27-year-old Meriam Yehya Ibrahim would be released despite a court conviction which a lawyer told Sudan Tribune can only be overturned by appeals court or a clemency issued by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir.
In a statement to CNN, Sudan’s foreign ministry spokesperson Abu Bakr al-Sideeg, said he was unaware of any plans to release Ibrahim “before a ruling from an appeals court”.
Sudan Tribune failed to reach the spokesperson despite repeated attempts today.
A recent picture of Mariam and her children, who are also imprisoned with her:
Psalm 61:1-3 (KJV)