Sudan (ODM) — After Sudan faced unprecedented international pressure on her case, Meriam Ibrahim’s death sentence for apostasy was cancelled by a court in Khartoum and all charges against her were dropped.
But when she and her family attempted to leave Sudan on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, they were arrested again, detained, and eventually released. Currently taking temporary shelter in the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Meriam and her family are still waiting and hoping to be able to come to the United States.
Facing death threats from her own family, Meriam’s life is at risk the longer she stays in Sudan. It is crucial that she be granted safe and swift passage to the United States. You can take action for this courageous Christian woman and continue to be a voice on her behalf.
Open Doors is spearheading a campaign on Ibrahim’s behalf. They work in the world’s most oppressive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and equipping them to shine Christ’s light in these dark places.
Please take a moment to “copy” the letter below, click here to “paste” the letter into the approved White House form (in the “Comments” box contained in that form), then hit “submit” to send your message to President Obama.
You can make a difference for Meriam Ibrahim and her family. Thank you for being a voice for this courageous woman!
Dear President Obama,
I am writing to request that your administration take action to secure safe passage to the United States for Meriam Ibrahim and her American husband and children.
Meriam and her family cannot stay at the U.S. Embassy forever, and their lives are at great risk in Sudan. It is time for an urgent response on behalf of this courageous Christian woman.
It is clear that the situation involving Meriam and her family requires the immediate attention of your administration. I am asking that you take whatever action is necessary to ensure that Meriam and her American family receive safe passage to the United States.
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