Meriam Ibrahim is not sentenced to die for her Christian faith for two years, until such a time as her newborn baby girl Maya is weaned, but she could be flogged within days if her appeal of her death sentence is thrown out. LifeNews recently covered the terrible nature of the flogging she will have to endure and how it will literally take her skin off of her body.
Meriam’s case has drawn international outrage. Meriam was jailed in September despite the fact she was pregnant, because she married a Christian – when authorities claim she is Muslim. Sudanese leaders suggested she may be freed weeks ago as international outrage grew – but there is still no sign of her release. She was forced to give birth to daughter, Maya, in prison, shackled to bed.
Now, human rights advocates have released a video of another woman flogged in public to highlight her case. In the video, dated 2010, the woman begs for mercy as police laugh and joke.
The London Daily Mail has more on this video and the latest pleas to spare Meriam her life.
Cowering and screaming for mercy as she is lashed dozens of times, this is the fate that awaits mother-of-two Meriam Ibrahim who has been sentenced to death in Sudan for marrying a Christian.
Meriam could be given 100 lashes within days just like this woman as part of her barbaric punishment that has caused outrage worldwide, MailOnline can reveal.
Campaigners today said it could leave Meriam scarred, humiliated and with deep psychological wounds that may never heal.
The Sudanese government appeared to be on the verge of agreeing to releasing Meriam last week under the growing international pressure – but did a dramatic U-turn.is now waiting for the outcome of her appeal, which will be within the next week or two.International human rights organisation REDRESS told MailOnline that pressure needed to be maintained on Sudan to make sure that Meriam is freed.Lutz Oette, of REDRESS, said: ‘This may well be the fate that awaits Meriam unless her appeal is successful. The video shows how flogging violates the dignity of its victims who are more often than not women.Click here to sign up for daily pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com
‘REDRESS calls for an end to this practice, which is cruel, inhuman and degrading.’
The footage of the flogging was originally filmed in December 2010 and shows the woman wearing a full hijab in a public area surrounded by policemen in blue uniforms as a crowd of men look on.
She is clearly distressed and is seen holding up her hands as she is told: ‘We’ll jail you for two years if you don’t bend down and sit on the ground’.