Impending release of mother condemned to death by Sudanese court reported

Intensified prayers for Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, the 27-year-old mother who had received a death sentence from a Sudanese court in mid-May 2014, and her family are being requested in light of a BBC report issued Saturday afternoon, May 31, indicating that a government official had announced her impending release from prison.

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Meriam, who gave birth to her second child in prison on Tuesday, May 27, also had been sentenced to 100 lashes on the grounds that she had married a Christian.

When pressured to renounce her faith—Meriam is an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian—she boldly stated, “I am a Christian, and I will remain a Christian.”

According to BBC reports, Sudan’s Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdullah Alzareg said that she “will be freed in a few days” and that “Sudan… was committed to protecting the woman.”

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.