Breaching human rights in Sudan

Dear Editor, The global opprobrium resulting from the sentence of death by hanging handed down to Meriam Yahia Ibrahim in Sudan for refusing to repudiate her Christian faith seemingly has had an impact. The Sudanese government are giving indications the sentence will be set aside and she will be released. However, there is no indication as to when this will happen and the worry is that 'leniency' could be forgotten once her appalling plight slips from the glare of the media spotlight.
I would urge the people of Ireland to keep the pressure on the Sudanese government by writing to their embassy in London at 3 Cleveland Row, St. James’s London SW1A 1DD or emailing to express their concerns about this grievous violation of human rights. Alternatively, they may use the form letter to be found on the Christian Solidarity Worldwide website at
Yours etc.,
Rev. Patrick G. Burke,
Hon Secretary,
Church of Ireland Council for Mission,

Co. Kilkenny.