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Topic: Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death for Faith
Posted By: tatee
Subject: Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death for Faith
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 2:36pm

Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; 'I'm just praying,' husband says

By Salma Abdelaziz, Catherine E. Shoichet, Daniel Burke and Ed Payne, CNN
updated 8:31 AM EDT, Fri May 16, 2014



(CNN) -- Hours after a Sudanese court sentenced his pregnant wife to death when she refused to recant her Christian faith, her husband told CNN he feels helpless.

"I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do," Daniel Wani told CNN on Thursday. "I'm just praying."

This week a Khartoum court convicted his wife, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, of apostasy, or the renunciation of faith.

Ibrahim is Christian, her husband said. But the court considers her to be Muslim.

The court also convicted her of adultery and sentenced her to 100 lashes because her marriage to a Christian man is considered void under Sharia law.

The court http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/14/world/africa/sudan-christian-woman-apostasy/index.html" rel="nofollow - gave her until Thursday to recant her Christian faith -- something she refused to do, according to her lawyer.

During Thursday's sentencing hearing, a sheikh told the court "how dangerous a crime like this is to Islam and the Islamic community," said attorney Mohamed Jar Elnabi, who's representing Ibrahim.

"I am a Christian," Ibrahim fired back, "and I will remain a Christian."

Her legal team says it plans to appeal the verdict, which drew swift condemnation from human rights organizations around the world.

In the meantime, Ibrahim, who is eight months' pregnant, remains in prison with her 20-month-old son.

"She is very strong and very firm. She is very clear that she is a Christian and that she will get out one day," Elnabi told CNN from Sudan.

Ibrahim was born to a Sudanese Muslim father and an Ethiopian Orthodox mother. Her father left when she was 6 years old, and Ibrahim was raised by her mother as a Christian.

However, because her father was Muslim, the courts considered her to be the same, which would mean her marriage to a non-Muslim man is void.

The case, her lawyer said, started after Ibrahim's brother filed a complaint against her, alleging that she had gone missing for several years and that her family was shocked to find she had married a Christian man.


A family divided

The court's ruling leaves a family divided, with Ibrahim behind bars and her husband struggling to survive, Elnabi said.

Police blocked Wani from entering the courtroom on Thursday, Elnabi said. Lawyers appealed to the judge, but he refused, Elnabi said.

Wani uses a wheelchair and "totally depends on her for all details of his life," Elnabi said.

"He cannot live without her," said the lawyer.

The couple's son is having a difficult time in prison.

"He is very affected from being trapped inside a prison from such a young age," Elnabi said. "He is always getting sick due to lack of hygiene and bugs."

Ibrahim is having a difficult pregnancy, the lawyer said. A request to send her to a private hospital was denied "due to security measures."

There also is the question of the timing of a potential execution.

In past cases involving pregnant or nursing women, the Sudanese government waited until the mother weaned her child before executing any sentence, said http://www.cswusa.org/" rel="nofollow - Christian Solidarity Worldwide spokeswoman Kiri Kankhwende.

Rights groups, governments ask for compassion

Amnesty International describes Ibrahim as a prisoner of conscience.

"The fact that a woman could be sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion, is abhorrent and should never be even considered," Manar Idriss, Amnesty International's Sudan researcher, said in a statement.

"'Adultery' and 'apostasy' are acts which should not be considered crimes at all, let alone meet the international standard of 'most serious crimes' in relation to the death penalty. It is a flagrant breach of international human rights law," the researcher said.

Katherine Perks with the http://www.acjps.org/" rel="nofollow - African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies said the verdict goes against Sudan's "own Constitution and commitments made under regional and international law."

"Meriam has been convicted solely on account of her religious convictions and personal status," she said.

Foreign embassies in Khartoum are urging the government there to reverse course.

"We call upon the Government of Sudan to respect the right to freedom of religion, including one's right to change one's faith or beliefs, a right which is enshrined in international human rights law as well as in Sudan's own 2005 Interim Constitution," the embassies of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Netherlands said in a statement.

"We further urge Sudanese legal authorities to approach Ms. Meriam's case with justice and compassion that is in keeping with the values of the Sudanese people," it read.

'Egregious violations of freedom of religion'

Attempts to contact Sudan's justice minister and foreign affairs minister about the Ibrahim case were unsuccessful.

Sudan is one of the most difficult countries in the world to be a Christian, according to international religious freedom monitors.

Under President Omar al-Bashir, the African nation "continues to engage in systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of freedom of religion or belief," http://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/USCIRF%202014%20Annual%20Report%20PDF.pdf" rel="nofollow - the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said in its 2014 report .

The country imposes Sharia law on Muslims and non-Muslims alike and punishes acts of "indecency" and "immorality" by floggings and amputations, the commission said.

"Conversion from Islam is a crime punishable by death, suspected converts to Christianity face societal pressures, and government security personnel intimidate and sometimes torture those suspected of conversion," said the commission, whose members are appointed by Congress and the president.

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2014/05/15/the-worst-countries-to-be-religious/" rel="nofollow - The 8 worst places in the world to be religious

The Sudanese government has arrested Christians for spreading their faith, razed Christian churches and confiscated Christians' property, the commission said.

Since 1999, the U.S. State Department has called Sudan one of the worst offenders of religious rights, counting it among eight "countries of particular concern."

"The government at times enforced laws against blasphemy and defaming Islam," http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm#wrapper" rel="nofollow - the State Department said in its most recent report on religious freedom , from 2012.

The State Department's other countries of concern, all of which impose strict penalties on Christians or other faiths, are: Myanmar (also known as Burma), China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.

Among all religious groups, Christians are the most likely to be persecuted worldwide, according to a 2014 report by the Pew Research Center.

Between June 2006 and December 2012, http://www.pewforum.org/2014/01/14/religious-hostilities-reach-six-year-high/#harassment-of-specific-groups" rel="nofollow - Christians were harassed by governments in 151 countries , Pew reported. Islam was second, with 135 countries. Together, Christians and Muslims make up half of the world's population, Pew noted.

Lawyer says he's gotten a death threat

Elnabi says he got a death threat a day before the controversial court hearing, with an anonymous caller telling him to pull out of representing Ibrahim or risk attack.

"I feel very scared," he said. "Since yesterday, I live in fear if I just hear a door open or a strange sound in the street."

Still, the lawyer said he'll continue representing Ibrahim.

"I could never leave the case. This is a matter of belief and principles," he said. "I must help someone who is in need, even if it will cost me my life."

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/15/world/africa/sudan-christian-woman-apostasy/index.html



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Posted By: Ds2nice
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 2:45pm
The judge and the law enforcers should be burned alive for this ridiculousness.  I hate reading this sh!t because it makes me want to fly over to that country and just go full Rambo on their a$$es.


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 2:46pm
SMH. Don't even know what to say. Things are grave in the Sudan. I hope the international pressure and the fear of creating a "martyr" makes them back off. Crazy muthafuccas.


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 2:47pm
"She is very strong and very firm. She is very clear that she is a Christian and that she will get out one day," Elnabi told CNN from Sudan.


WELP!Cry


Posted By: JasmineE02
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 3:31pm
Why is this still a thing?


Posted By: MissDarkEyes
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 3:32pm
This breaks my heart.  It really does.  I wonder if it's possible for her to "recant" in front of these cretins, then just high tail it out of the country and seek asylum somewhere else where she and her family can worship in peace?


Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 3:33pm
I've been waiting for this to drop here. thank you tatee


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 3:38pm
Her faith is the last thing they need to be worried about in Sudan .


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 3:48pm
Originally posted by Ds2nice Ds2nice wrote:

The judge and the law enforcers should be burned alive for this ridiculousness.  I hate reading this sh!t because it makes me want to fly over to that country and just go full Rambo on their a$$es.

this


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 3:52pm
Originally posted by JasmineE02 JasmineE02 wrote:

Why is this still a thing?


I mean for real.....


Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 3:55pm
So are they not going to prosecute her father in Islamic court for abandoning his family? I'm pretty sure that's against Sharia law.

Oh wait...they'll probably say the marriage was invalid anyway because the mother was Ethiopian Orthodox Christian and therefore shouldn't have any protection under Islamic law.

I feel for this lady...both Islam and Christianity are going to be the cause of her demise.


Posted By: kfoxx1998
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 4:03pm
Originally posted by JasmineE02 JasmineE02 wrote:

Why is this still a thing?


And I also don't understand how/why the US says:

Since 1999, the U.S. State Department has called Sudan one of the worst offenders of religious rights, counting it among eight "countries of particular concern."

Sudan has a law granting the right of religious freedom or are they projecting here?  They are not offenders of any specific law, they are barbarians with outdated laws.  That argument seems useless because it suggests that there are actual rights on the books being violated.  They don't have any rightsCry


Posted By: Benni
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 6:40pm
Really

It's 2014 !!!

Your religion is chosen for you, by a father who deserted you at age 6

If this is a Law of the land, I don't see much hope for her.

She certainly has a very strong conviction in her Faith .

There are worst things to die for.





Posted By: rohan
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 6:49pm
Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

So are they not going to prosecute her father in Islamic court for abandoning his family? I'm pretty sure that's against Sharia law.

Oh wait...they'll probably say the marriage was invalid anyway because the mother was Ethiopian Orthodox Christian and therefore shouldn't have any protection under Islamic law.

I feel for this lady...both Islam and Christianity are going to be the cause of her demise.
 

My feelings exactly!  


Posted By: Marcelo22
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 6:49pm
Religion is still too powerful in some parts of this world smh. U got a town bout to kill a woman for her religion then to get out of it the woman won't even tell a white lie and say she isn't apart of that religion cause of her faith. Insanity all around.


Posted By: Benni
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 6:52pm
error


Posted By: Benni
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 6:57pm
Am I missing something here...

She gets 100 lashes for marring a Christian man.

What does her father get for marrying a Christian woman, and her husband for marrying a so called Islamic woman .

Straight case of men can do no wrong. Women are not relevant


Posted By: Mz. Mocha
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 7:03pm
This is really sad. I hope they overturn this ruling or somehow this all stops. This really is the sign of the end times and whats to come 


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: May 16 2014 at 8:06pm
So they beat a woman that is 8 month pregnant?

They can't burn in the 7 layer of Christian hell.....


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 9:31am

'She's in shackles': Devastated American husband describes visiting his pregnant wife and their toddler on death row in Sudan where she awaits execution for marrying a Christian



  • Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, 27, was sentenced to death last week for refusing to renounce her Christian faith in front of Sudanese court which considers her a Muslim
  • She was also charged with adultery for marrying Christian Daniel Wani and sentenced to 100 lashes
  • She told the Sudanese court: 'I was never a Muslim. I was raised a Christian from the start'
  • Ishag is considered a Muslim by the court because her father was a Sudanese Muslim despite her being raised by a Christian mother
  • She has been shackled at the legs in prison where she is being held with the couple's 20-month-old son Martin
  • The couple's lawyer is working on an appeal to the 27-year-old's sentence amid mounting international pressure
  • Mr Wani was born in war-torn Sudan but fled to the U.S. in 1998. He settled in Manchester, New Hampshire
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2633074/American-rushes-Sudan-prevent-pregnant-wife-hanged.html#comments" rel="nofollow -

A U.S. citizen, who rushed to his native Sudan to save his pregnant wife from the death sentence, described his horror at seeing her shackled in a prison cell. 

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, a 27-year-old doctor, was charged with adultery for marrying Christian Daniel Wani, a Sudanese man with U.S. citizenship who lives in New Hampshire. 

She was sentenced to 100 lashes as the Sudanese court refuses to recognize her 2011 marriage to Mr Wani because they consider Ishag a Muslim. 

The eight-months pregnant woman, who has a toddler son, was subsequently sentenced to death for the crime of apostasy. Sudanese law considers her a Muslim while she has declared that she was raised Christian and refuses to convert to Islam because it is the only religion she knows.

She told the court: 'I was never a Muslim. I was raised a Christian from the start.'

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Daniel Wani married wife Meriam in 2011. She was sentenced to death in Sudan last week because the court considers her Muslim and found her guilty of apostasy for converting to Christianity. Her husband, a U.S. citizen, has flown to Sudan, to try to save her life
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Daniel Wani married wife Meriam in 2011. She was sentenced to death in Sudan last week because the court considers her Muslim and found her guilty of apostasy for converting to Christianity. Her husband, a U.S. citizen, has flown to Sudan, to try to save her life


The death sentence has been put on hold until she has given birth and nurses her newborn.

Mr Wani now lives in Manchester with his brother Gabriel, who told http://www.wmur.com/news/woman-sentenced-to-death-in-sudan-has-nh-ties/26045258" rel="nofollow - WMUR that his sibling had returned home to do everything he could to save his wife. 

Gabriel Wani said: 'I’m just praying for God. He can do a miracle. Everyone is depressed. You don’t believe it. It’s shock.'

Gabriel Wani said that his brother was at the family's home in Khartoum where he was trying to work iwith the U.S. Embassy to appeal his wife's sentence.

Daniel Wani was in fear for his life, his brother said and believed he was being watched.

Mr Wani married wife Meriam in a formal ceremony in 2011 and the couple own several businesses including a farm close to the Sudanese capital, Fox reported.

Gabriel Wani told the http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140517/NEWS08/140519248" rel="nofollow - Union Leader that he and his brother had come to the U.S. in 1998 to flee war-ravaged Sudan.

Daniel Wani has been a U.S. citizen since 2005 and last summer went to Sudan to arrange for his wife and son to join him in New Hampshire.

MailOnline was awaiting a comment from the U.S. Department of State. 

At last Thursday's sentencing, Judge Abbas al Khalifa asked the pregnant, mother-of-one whether she would return to Islam - but she refused.

She said: 'I am a Christian,' and the death sentence was handed down.

After the verdict her husband, Daniel Wani told http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/15/world/africa/sudan-christian-woman-apostasy/index.html?hpt=hp_c1" rel="nofollow - CNN : 'I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do. I'm just praying.'

A government spokesman said the ruling could be appealed in a higher court.

Gabriel Wani speaks on Friday in New Hampshire about his sister-in-law Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, who is being persecuted in Sudan for her religious beliefs
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Gabriel Wani speaks on Friday in New Hampshire about his sister-in-law Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, who is being persecuted in Sudan for her religious beliefs

More than 50 protesters gathered outside the Sudanese court last week where Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to death
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More than 50 protesters gathered outside the Sudanese court last week where Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to death

Outside the court, around 50 people held up signs that read Freedom of Religion while some Islamists celebrated the ruling, chanting: 'God is Greatest.' 

On February 7, Ishag was arrested in September with her 20-month-old son and put in a women’s prison. It is thought a relative had turned her in to the police for marrying a Christian.

 

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According to the Sudan’s Public Order Criminal Code, she is a Muslim by default because she was born in Sudan.

Therefore, her marriage to a Christian is classed as a criminal act.

On March 4, she was charged with adultery and apostasy. The adultery charge came with a punishment of 100 lashes and the apostasy charge came with a punishment of death


Sudanese university students have protested near Khartoum University in recent weeks asking for an end to human rights abuses, more freedoms and better social and economic conditions in the country.

The authorities decided on Sunday to close the university indefinitely.

Western embassies and Sudanese activists sharply condemned the accusations and called on the Sudanese Islamist-led government to respect freedom of faith.

'The details of this case expose the regime's blatant interference in the personal life of Sudanese citizens,' Sudan Change Now Movement, a youth group, said in a statement.

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's government is facing a huge economic and political challenge after the 2011 secession of South Sudan, which was Sudan's main source of oil.

A decision by Bashir last year to cut subsidies and impose austerity measures prompted violent protests in which dozens were killed and hundreds were injured.

The White House said that it strongly condemn the sentence and urged the Government of Sudan to meet its obligations under international human rights law.

Under Sudanese law, Muslims who convert to other religions are sentenced to death. Muslim women in Sudan are banned from marrying non-Muslims but Muslim men can marry a woman of a different faith. Children are legally bound to follow their father's religion




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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 9:42am


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 10:11am
Under Sudanese law, Muslims who convert to other religions are sentenced to death. Muslim women in Sudan are banned from marrying non-Muslims but Muslim men can marry a woman of a different faith.Children are legally bound to follow their father's religion

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OK am i missing something here? he is Muslim correct? 


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 10:16am
Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

Under Sudanese law, Muslims who convert to other religions are sentenced to death. Muslim women in Sudan are banned from marrying non-Muslims but Muslim men can marry a woman of a different faith.Children are legally bound to follow their father's religion

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OK am i missing something here? he is Muslim correct? 


It's because her father was muslim. Therefore she is considered muslim even though she was raised in the christian faith by her mother. And muslims are not supposed to convert (which is what the courts is assuming she did, even though her father was not around and she was raised by her christian mom).




Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 10:20am
Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

Under Sudanese law, Muslims who convert to other religions are sentenced to death. Muslim women in Sudan are banned from marrying non-Muslims but Muslim men can marry a woman of a different faith.Children are legally bound to follow their father's religion

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OK am i missing something here? he is Muslim correct? 


It's because her father was muslim. Therefore she is considered muslim even though she was raised in the christian faith by her mother. And muslims are not supposed to convert (which is what the courts is assuming she did, even though her father was not around and she was raised by her christian mom).




ok thanks....cause i was definitely confused......so glad i live here in the U S of A...(kind of glad)


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 10:24am
Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

Under Sudanese law, Muslims who convert to other religions are sentenced to death. Muslim women in Sudan are banned from marrying non-Muslims but Muslim men can marry a woman of a different faith.Children are legally bound to follow their father's religion

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OK am i missing something here? he is Muslim correct? 


It's because her father was muslim. Therefore she is considered muslim even though she was raised in the christian faith by her mother. And muslims are not supposed to convert (which is what the courts is assuming she did, even though her father was not around and she was raised by her christian mom).







ok thanks....cause i was definitely confused......so glad i live here in the U S of A...(kind of glad)


Actually, the husband is christian. Since the courts consider her muslim (even though she considers herself christian), they're saying she's committing adultery by being married to her husband. A muslim man can marry a non muslim woman but a muslim woman is forbidden to marry a non muslim man. Craziness all around.


Posted By: Tbaby
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 10:33am
The US isn't perfect, but I thank God I can marry who I want, pray to my God, and walk down the street in a tank top without fear of being flogged "legally" and executed by the government.



Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 10:40am
Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

Under Sudanese law, Muslims who convert to other religions are sentenced to death. Muslim women in Sudan are banned from marrying non-Muslims but Muslim men can marry a woman of a different faith.Children are legally bound to follow their father's religion

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OK am i missing something here? he is Muslim correct? 


It's because her father was muslim. Therefore she is considered muslim even though she was raised in the christian faith by her mother. And muslims are not supposed to convert (which is what the courts is assuming she did, even though her father was not around and she was raised by her christian mom).







ok thanks....cause i was definitely confused......so glad i live here in the U S of A...(kind of glad)


Actually, the husband is christian. Since the courts consider her muslim (even though she considers herself christian), they're saying she's committing adultery by being married to her husband. A muslim man can marry a non muslim woman but a muslim woman is forbidden to marry a non muslim man. Craziness all around.



*slaps forehead*


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 10:50am
more of this to come in the future.


Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: May 20 2014 at 10:54am
Originally posted by Tbaby Tbaby wrote:

The US isn't perfect, but I thank God I can marry who I want, pray to my God, and walk down the street in a tank top without fear of being flogged "legally" and executed by the government.


Ain't that the truth..Clap


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: May 28 2014 at 4:19pm
Her brother is a jackass of the highest order.  I believed he tricked off on her because he is jealous that she is doing well and probably wanted to destroy everything that family has worked for and somehow wants the farms and businesses for himself/Muslim.


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: May 31 2014 at 2:01pm
Fuccking hell


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: May 31 2014 at 2:02pm
HALLELUJUAH....Thumbs Up so happy for the whole family....


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: May 31 2014 at 2:04pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Fuccking hell



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Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: May 31 2014 at 2:06pm
The court said Ms Ibrahim would be allowed to nurse her baby for two years before the sentence was carried out.


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: May 31 2014 at 2:29pm
Insanity and why I don't fcuk with religion. Let this woman believe in what she wants and quit destroying lives.


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Jun 24 2014 at 9:11am
They just won't let this woman be. They re-arrested her Angry

Sudanese mother sentenced to hang for 'marrying Christian' is RE-ARRESTED with husband by notorious 'Agents of Fear' National Security force just hours after she was freed for 'trying to flee the country'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2667016/Sudanese-mother-sentenced-hang-marrying-Christian-RE-ARRESTED-husband-just-hours-freed-trying-flee-country.html#socialLinks" rel="nofollow -


The woman who was put on death row in Sudan for marrying a Christian then freed after nine months in jail has been rearrested on Tuesday.

Meriam Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani were both held at an airport in the capital Khartoum as they apparently tried to flee the country.

Meriam, 27, a doctor, had only been released from prison yesterday - and going back to jail will cause her unimaginable agony.

Daniel’s arrest also creates a headache for the US government as he is an American citizen who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire.


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Another blow: Meriam poses hours after her release with her husband, Daniel (left) and her children, Martin (on Daniels knee) and baby Maya and all those who bravely fought for her freedom in Sudan. Now she has been re-arrested with her husband and children
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Another blow: Meriam poses hours after her release with her husband, Daniel (left) and her children, Martin (on Daniel's knee) and baby Maya and all those who bravely fought for her freedom in Sudan. Now she has been re-arrested with her husband and children

Secrets: The family were seized by the National Intelligence Security Services, dubbed the Agents of Fear by Amnesty International, which accused them of a catalogue of abuses. The NISS is also notorios for taking prisoners to ghost houses for torture
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Secrets: The family were seized by the National Intelligence Security Services, dubbed the Agents of Fear by Amnesty International, which accused them of a catalogue of abuses. The NISS is also notorios for taking prisoners to ghost houses for torture
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Secrets: The family were seized by the National Intelligence Security Services, dubbed the 'Agents of Fear' by Amnesty International, which accused them of a catalogue of abuses. The NISS is also notorios for taking prisoners to 'ghost houses' for torture

The couple were detained by around 40 security agents with their two children, Maya, one month, and Martin, 21 months.

Meriam's lawyer, Shareif Ali Shareif, told MailOnline: 'Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani were arrested at the airport two hours ago [about 1230GMT).

'They are now in the detention of the National Security forces. The family were trying to leave Sudan for a safe place.

'The children are with Meriam. They were arrested as well.

'We don't have any information about what charges they face. But the National Security force does not have to take them to court. This is not a criminal matter, it a national security matter.'

Religious freedom group Hardwired confirmed that Meriam and Daniel had been taken into custody by the feared National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).

NISS does not operate through the courts if it claims to be working on a matter of national security and can detain people indefinitely, Hardwired said.

The organisation was described as ‘Agents of Fear’ in a damning report by human rights campaigners Amnesty which outlined a catalogue of abuses they had carried out.

NISS is also notorious for taking prisoners to secret 'ghost houses' where they are tortured.

Daniel’s brother Gabriel, a naturalized American citizen who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire told MailOnline: ‘This is very concerning. It’s bad news.







Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jun 24 2014 at 9:13am
They shouldn't have taken the airport route



Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Jun 24 2014 at 9:41am
They couldn't have driven to another country and then flown out there? He's an American citizen though so he may have some hope of getting out.


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jun 24 2014 at 2:55pm
theyre just with them at this point.


Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Jun 24 2014 at 3:00pm
Well this will be interesting.

It would be quite hypocritical of America to demand the father's released based on his citizenship when we tell everyone else that anything our NSA does to other people's citizens is justified as long as we say so.

Sadly, I don't see much hope for this family. They will likely be dead before anything gets resolved.



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