Meriam has spent months in a Sudanese prison and has been sentenced to death -- all for refusing to recount her Christian faith. Just last month, she gave birth to her second child -- a daughter -- while still held in jail. Despite being married to an American citizen and the fact that her children are also eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, Meriam's case has received little attention from our Department of State or the U.S. Embassy in Sudan. That's why H. Res. 601 also calls upon this Administration to act now on behalf of Meriam, speaking out to defend Meriam's religious freedom and condemn Sudan's actions.
Sudan's egregious treatment of Meriam represents the type of human rights abuses our country has long publically condemned. It's important that Members of Congress act now to pressure the Executive Branch to act and to signal their support for religious freedom and human rights. Please contact your Representative and urge them to co-sponsor H. Res. 601 today.