Dear Intisar Sharif Abdallah

Dear Intisar Sharif Abdallah,

I am in floods of tears reading about your current situation.  I cannot believe that in this day and age there are still countries that treat men, women and children so despicably, barbarically, inhumanely.  In fact those words don’t do your current situation justice at all.  I am so upset that you have been imprisoned with your four month old baby and separated from your other two children.

I am so so sorry that your brother beat you into confessing to adultery (something which isn’t even a crime in my country).  I am devastated that the courts saw fit to sentence you to death by stoning, based on this extremely flimsy “evidence” of your guilt. I abhor the very legislative existence of the death sentence, even for much more heinous crimes than yours (which I am not at all convinced at all you are actually guilty of), but that particular method of execution is the most disgusting, cruel and horrific.

I have sent an appeal on your behalf to President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, and I will do everything I can to raise awareness of your current plight, to fight that this sentence is not carried out and that you are reunited with your family.

You might wonder why I am doing this? Well it’s because I also have a baby not much older than yours and previously I might have found myself in situations that in your country could also lead me to the same sentence, but only by virtue of my birth and geography I would never find myself in your situation. This is not right.

I am thinking of you and fighting for you.

Stay strong for your children.




3 responses to “Dear Intisar Sharif Abdallah

  1. Read, welled up, signed. :/

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