Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

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Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Fri May 23, 2014 7:37 pm

Sharing this with you all:

I know I'm asking a lot, here, but: Please share this as much as you can, via whatever medium you choose. This has got to stop.
The more people know about this - and take action - the more it will help.
Go to the 'Amnesty International' page link below, and fill out the protest letter. You can even add your own message to the existing pre-written one.
Keep it polite. But please - do it. You don't need to subscribe, and you don't need to pay anything. But if you do nothing, this woman will certainly pay with her life, for things we take for granted, here....

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/suda ... mail_image
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Re: Greetings, fellow followers!

Postby Sokehi » Fri May 23, 2014 7:44 pm

TheNoBSBuddhist wrote:Sharing this with you all:

I know I'm asking a lot, here, but: Please share this as much as you can, via whatever medium you choose. This has got to stop.
The more people know about this - and take action - the more it will help.
Go to the 'Amnesty International' page link below, and fill out the protest letter. You can even add your own message to the existing pre-written one.
Keep it polite. But please - do it. You don't need to subscribe, and you don't need to pay anything. But if you do nothing, this woman will certainly pay with her life, for things we take for granted, here....

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/suda ... mail_image


Thanks for sharing. This is urgend, I will sign. :anjali:
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Re: Greetings, fellow followers!

Postby Mkoll » Fri May 23, 2014 8:50 pm

TheNoBSBuddhist wrote:Sharing this with you all:

I know I'm asking a lot, here, but: Please share this as much as you can, via whatever medium you choose. This has got to stop.
The more people know about this - and take action - the more it will help.
Go to the 'Amnesty International' page link below, and fill out the protest letter. You can even add your own message to the existing pre-written one.
Keep it polite. But please - do it. You don't need to subscribe, and you don't need to pay anything. But if you do nothing, this woman will certainly pay with her life, for things we take for granted, here....

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/suda ... mail_image


Done. Took about 30 seconds.

When I read that story, I was horrified. I think she should leave that country. I hope a government that doesn't execute people for their religious beliefs will give her asylum.
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Re: Greetings, fellow followers!

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Fri May 23, 2014 9:03 pm

Sadly, as she is imprisoned, departure looks unlikely.

This is why International pressure MUST be brought to bear upon Sudan's Government.
It's an appalling defiance against basic human rights....

Thank you for signing.

Please, if you can, garner whatever support you can from friends, relatives, social media.... anywhere....
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Re: Greetings, fellow followers!

Postby lyndon taylor » Fri May 23, 2014 9:33 pm

The BBC says shes not going to be put to death until the baby she is pregnant with is 2 years old and there will be several appeals, for one thing she was raised a Christian, not a muslim, so even by archaic islamic law they don't have a good case against her.
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Re: Greetings, fellow followers!

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Fri May 23, 2014 9:43 pm

Yes. Sadly, they seem intent on ignoring that, and they're going to murder her anyway.

Lyndon, could you provide a link, please?
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Re: Greetings, fellow followers!

Postby lyndon taylor » Fri May 23, 2014 10:00 pm

18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community that has so generously given me so much, sincerely former monk John
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Re: Greetings, fellow followers!

Postby Zentruckdriver » Fri May 23, 2014 10:31 pm

Signed and Shared.

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Re: Greetings, fellow followers!

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Sat May 24, 2014 5:48 am

Thank you Lyndon.

It's good news of sorts, but all it does is give her a 'stay of execution'.

It remains to be seen whether she will be freed during this time, or kept incarcerated.
Pressure still needs to be kept on.

It's yet another example of how appallingly women are treated in some Middle- and Far-Eastern locations...
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Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Postby lyndon taylor » Sat May 31, 2014 5:18 pm

Good news, The Sudanese Christian woman is being freed, what is not clear is whether this amounts just to bail, or actually having the charges dropped.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27651483
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Re: Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Postby waterchan » Sat May 31, 2014 6:08 pm

lyndon taylor wrote:Good news, The Sudanese Christian woman is being freed, what is not clear is whether this amounts just to bail, or actually having the charges dropped.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27651483

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Re: Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat May 31, 2014 6:12 pm

Thanks for the update. :smile:
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Re: Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Sat May 31, 2014 6:16 pm

The only humanity shown was the countries who registered the strongest possible protests. They would not have made these moves on their own.
Guilt, and fear of financial segregation would be more the thumb-screws prompting this decision....
The article does not make it clear that she has indeed, been released. The fact that the article title is in inverted commas, still prompts me to question their so-called' humanitarian decision'....
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Re: Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Postby robdog » Sat May 31, 2014 6:17 pm

Signed, i hope with enough pressure it can make a difference.
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Re: Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Postby purple planet » Sat May 31, 2014 6:18 pm

I might not be posting no more so this is a single posting attack :

just saying this is in north-sudan and i think its appropriate to make the distinction - like we dont blame the crimes of north korea on south korea i dont think its ok to blame south sudan on the crimes of north sudan

not saying the poster is wrong - clearly north sudan is called sudan in the media - also in the linked artןcle - but i think it can be nice if we make the difference in this thread - maybe by editing this thread title ?

(if the media would have called it clearly north sudan it would have added to the pressure in this cases in north-sudan a great deal)
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Re: Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat May 31, 2014 6:31 pm

purple planet wrote:just saying this is in north-sudan and i think its appropriate to make the distinction - like we dont blame the crimes of north korea on south korea i dont think its ok to blame south sudan on the crimes of north sudan

not saying the poster is wrong - clearly north sudan is called sudan in the media - also in the linked artןcle - but i think it can be nice if we make the difference in this thread - maybe by editing this thread title ?


I split this topic off from the introductions thread as it clearly is a new subject. Actually north Sudan is known as just Sudan:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan

and then South Sudan is known as South Sudan, a new nation as of July 2011
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_sudan
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Re: Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Postby Mkoll » Sat May 31, 2014 6:53 pm

Modus.Ponens wrote:Thanks for the update. :smile:

Yes, :thanks:
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