This news stories has been making the British newspapers for the last month. Well today we find out that Meriam Ibrahim has given birth to a baby daughter whilst in prison awaiting her death penalty for marrying a Christian man and declaring herself a Christian rather than a Muslim. Read about the latest part of the story in the Daily Mail. Christian websites are also reporting on the story, and Amnesty International are campaigning ferociously against the death penalty being used.
Where is this all taking place? Sudan in Africa. And it is unfolding now in 2014. It makes one wonder which articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are being denied. Have I missed any?
Article 16. Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.