VICTORY: Meriam Released Thanks to Your Help!

July 25, 2014


By Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA Deputy Executive Director of Campaigns and Programs

Great news! After constant campaigning and unwavering support on the part of more than a million Amnesty activists like you, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death because of her religious beliefs, is free and arrived in Italy with her family yesterday.

I would like to thank all of you who took action and contributed to this massive showing of support. The letters you sent showed the Sudanese authorities that people around the world were outraged by Meriam’s ordeal.

Our work isn’t over. Amnesty will continue to urge the Sudanese authorities to repeal provisions that criminalize apostasy and adultery so that no one in Sudan has to endure what Meriam experienced. We will also campaign for Sudan’s government to establish a moratorium on executions as a first step towards abolishing the death penalty in Sudan.

This is great news to share and to celebrate. Thank you for being part of this movement.