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Britain’s House of Lords held a robust discussion regarding Meriam Ibrahim’s detention and sentencing to 100 lashes and death for her Christian. Suggestions of Lord members included ensuring British aid is conditioned on religious freedom issues to an extension of refugee status for Meriam and her children should she be released. The United Kingdom has spoken out regarding Meriam’s case for  weeks, Prime Minister David Cameron having categorized Meriam’s sentencing as “barbaric.” Learn everything you need to know regarding Meriam’s case here.

06/11/2014 London (BBC) – The government has been called upon to give Meriam Ibrahim, the women sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, and her children immediate refugee status during the House of Lords oral questions session on 10 June 2014.

Crossbench peer Lord Alton of Liverpool said providing Mrs Ibrahim with asylum would offer an “unequivocal demonstration of the value of a civilised country and a humane society.”

Sudan’s appeals court is considering the case of Mrs Ibrahim, despite assurances from the country’s government that she would be freed.

Mrs Ibrahim was sentenced to the death penalty in May after refusing to renounce her Christian faith whilst 8 months pregnant.

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