News Update with Looking for the Light

Update from 

Let’s keep up the pressure until we know Meriam Yehya Ibrahim is safe and free

26 Jun 2014 —

The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind of news surrounding the case of Meriam Ibrahim. On Monday, a Sudanese appeals court ruled that she should be set free, and that they charges she was facing — arrested and sentenced to die for not being willing to give up her Christian faith or renounce her marriage to her husband, Daniel — should be voided.

Then on Tuesday, as she went to the airport to leave with her husband and kids, she was held by Sudanese intelligence officials, and we are still waiting to know if she has been able to leave the country.

While this story plays out, we cannot let up on our demand that Meriam be set free and allowed to travel with her husband and her two kids. We are almost at one million signatures. Please, while Meriam’s future still remains uncertain, share this petition with on Facebook, Twitter, or with your friends and family, and keep up the global momentum for Meriam to be free.

With your help we can build more than one million voices calling for Meriam’s freedom. She is so close. Please stand with me once more and show the rest of the world that Meriam should be free and reunited with her family.

Thank you for taking action.


Update from RAINN’S on Campus Sexual Assualt 

Today on Capitol Hill, Becca O’Connor, RAINN’s vice president for public policy, will join Sen. Claire McCaskill and law enforcement leaders to discuss solutions to the problem of sexual assault on college campuses.

Senator Claire McCaskill meets with students to address campus sexual assault.*

WHAT: Campus Sexual Assault: The Administrative Process and the Criminal Justice System Roundtable

WHEN: Today at 2:30 pm ET

The discussion is expected to include:

How law enforcement agencies and prosecutors pursue crimes of sexual violence involving students.

What Congress can do to ensure that survivors receive justice.
Watch live online, and follow the conversation on Twitter with @RAINN01 and using the hashtag #ActWithRAINN.

Learn about RAINN’s policy initiatives by visiting the Action Center.

*Photo Credit: Office of Senator Claire McCaskill


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