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Text of on-line petition for the immediate and unconditional release of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim




Minister of Justice
Mohamed Bushara Dousa
Ministry of Justice
PO Box 302 Al Nil Avenue
Khartoum
Sudan


Your Excellency,

On 15 May Meriam Yehya Ibrahim was sentenced to death by hanging for „apostasy“, and to flogging for „adultery“. We urge the authorities to ensure that she is released immediately and unconditionally because she is a prisoner of conscience, convicted solely because of her religious beliefs and identity.

We call on the authorities to repeal Articles 126 and 146 that criminalise apostasy and adultery respectively, in conformity with Sudan’s obligations under international human rights law.

We call on the authorities to establish a moratorium on executions, as a first step towards abolishing the death penalty, and to abolish the punishment of flogging.

Yours sincerely,




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