Welcome Visitor
Tue, May 26, 2015
95 members currently online.

Blunt applauds Meriam Ibrahim’s release from Sudanese prison
Blunt applauds Meriam Ibrahim’s release from Sudanese prison

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 23, 2014) — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) celebrated reports today that 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, the wife of an America citizen, will no longer face the death sentence and will be freed from captivity in Sudan. Ibrahim, who gave birth in jail and has been imprisoned with her two young children, previously faced the death sentence in Sudan after refusing to disavow her Christian faith.

In an effort to secure Ibrahim’s release, Blunt worked with U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) to send a letter on May 16, 2014, urging Secretary of the U.S. Department of State John Kerry to intervene on Ibrahim’s behalf. Blunt and Ayotte also sent a follow-up letter to Kerry and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on May 21, 2014.

“I am very pleased that the Sudanese court has reportedly cancelled Meriam Ibrahim’s death sentence and ordered her release. I continue to urge U.S. officials to work quickly and use all resources available to immediately provide Meriam and her family with safe haven in the United States,” said Blunt.

Click here to follow the Pulaski County Daily News on Twitter
Click here to follow the Pulaski County Daily News on Facebook


Printer-friendly format



Login and voice your opinion!
Do you know someone else who would like to see this?
Your Email:
Their Email:
Comment:
(Will be included with e-mail)
Secret Code

In the box below, enter the Secret Code exactly as it appears above *


 


Most-viewed
recent articles

Search dogs, heavy rescue equipment on way to help Fort Leonard Wood (21684 Views)
Tornado strikes Fort Leonard Wood; civilian firefighters called for help (19024 Views)
Town hall meeting to be held today on Fort Leonard Wood tornado damage (18566 Views)
Four hurt by Friday tornado; 159 homes damaged on Fort Leonard Wood (12520 Views)
Army Chemical School employee caught with 51.7 grams of cocaine (11242 Views)
USAA Insurance sets up temporary claims office at local American Legion (11143 Views)
Fort Leonard Wood commander thanks civilians for assistance after tornado (9600 Views)
Christmas Day dog shooting in Crocker leads to $2,000 vet bill, charges likely (9379 Views)
St. Robert trash transfer station fire extinguished after two-alarm response (9362 Views)
Farnham says 'Shoot every meth head,' but don't take away our Sudafed (9264 Views)