Posts tagged "sudan"

Sudan Frees Woman Sentenced To Death For Refusing To Renounce Christianity

Sudan has freed Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging for not renouncing her Christian faith. Ibrahim was born to a Muslim father but was raised Christian, and then married a Christian man. Sudan lives under Sharia law and considers women the same religion as their…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2014

This Pregnant Sudanese Woman Was Sentenced To Death Because Of Who She Chose To Marry

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who is eight months pregnant, was sentenced to death last week for marrying a Christian man.

In Sudan, a woman is considered to be of the same faith as her father, but 27-year-old Ibrahim’s Muslim dad abandoned her family when she was six, and she was raised…

By: Claire Hannum / May 22, 2014

Sudanese Woman Faces Flogging For Not Covering Her Hair

Amira Osman Hamed of Sudan will go to trial on September 19 and face a possible flogging sentence for refusing to cover her hair in public. Hamed, 35, is Muslim and refuses to cover herself with a hijab veil. She was stopped on the street by a police officer in August and her refusal…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2013

Hot Celebs With Hot Beatz For Peace

This vid contains the most peeps over 50 ever seen in a rap video. And it’s all for a really important cause — and I’m not talking about getting badonkadonks to bounce. With Sudan on the brink of a new civil war, and the threat of genocide looming, George Clooney, Virgin visionary Richard Branson, new…

By: Simcha / December 20, 2010

Sudanese Journalist Beaten For Wearing Pants

Earlier this month, Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, a Sudanese journalist, went out to dinner with a group of 12 women. Police filed into the restaurant and arrested the women for wearing “indecent apparel.” In other words: pants. Ten of the women were called to the police station and given 10 lashes two days later. Lubna wa…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 29, 2009