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Sudan - Release of Meriam Ibrahim Ishag (June 23, 2014)

France welcomes the decision by the appeal court in Khartoum to release Meriam Ibrahim Ishag and overturn her death sentence for apostasy and adultery handed down on May 15 by a trial court.

We reaffirm our opposition to the death penalty everywhere and under all circumstances. We will continue to closely follow Meriam Ibrahim Ishag’s situation.

France calls on Sudan to guarantee fundamental freedoms – notably the freedom of religion or belief – in accordance with its Interim Constitution of 2005 and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.


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