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Meriam Yahya Ibrahim: Arrested, Released, Re-Arrested, Re-Released

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2014

The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for being a Christian has been released from her latest detention but has been charged with new crimes, MailOnline can reveal.
Meriam Ibrahim has been accused of falsifying travel documents as she tried to leave the African country hours after the death penalty was dropped against her.
It is understood that the authorities told her she should have used the Muslim name she had when she was born, not the Christian name she uses after choosing to worship that faith.
The new allegations are a huge setback to Meriam’s hopes of leaving Sudan and a further sign that the Sudanese government is playing twisted games over her release.
It came as campaigners working to free the mother-of-two attacked the U.S. Department of State for its ‘shameful’ response to helping her.
Tina Ramirez, founder of religious freedom organization Hardwired, called for Congress to investigate the ‘incredibly negligent’ handling of Meriam Ibrahim’s case.
In an interview with MailOnline, Ramirez said that the State Department had been aware of Daniel and Meriam’s case since 2011 when they first married.
In September last year, when Meriam, 27, was first arrested, Daniel went to the U.S. embassy in Sudan three times but was told that the ambassador was too busy to see him.
Ramirez said: ‘The US government should have coordinated with the government of Sudan to get them out of the country. This is sloppy.
They have had three years to sort this out and whenever Daniel has gone to the U.S. embassy in Sudan for help they have refused.
I think that Congress should be investigating what happened here.
The US says that it cares about human rights issues and this is something they should be caring about. It’s a total failure, it’s shameful.’
Ramirez said it was a ‘good question’ as to why U.S. officials on the ground did not put Meriam and Daniel on their plane and make sure they were able to leave.

Selected comments…

“This is normal procedure for the Islamic Republic of Sudan. Deceptions, denials, and delays have kept the regime in business for decades.”
“Khartoum excels in confusion. The airport confusion could very well be deliberately caused by the Khartoum regime for no further reason than to inflict parting trauma on the infidels before they leave the country.”
“They are not going to be happy until she is dead.”
“They are literally toying with this woman’s life in front of the eyes of the world. Can’t some US official interfere? After all her husband is a US resident!”
“All women should leave these God forbidden countries like this, governed by animals.”
“They are not going to be happy until she is dead.”
No one should be tolerant of a religion that preaches hate, death, violence and EXTREME intolerance! “
“I feel outraged! What is this country about? This woman has done NOTHING wrong…. What I want to know is what is the World leaders going to do about this?!!!! Women in these barbaric countries are treated like $h!t….”
“Obama did how much to get the traitor Bergdahl released but he hasn’t lifted a finger to help this family”
“Not a single word from Hillary Clinton , Pelosi , Gloria Steinman , and other Feminists . Liberals are the biggest bunch of double talking , two face, HYPOCRITES, I have ever seen in my life. Liberal women are completely in alliance with the Islamic groups, why ? Money does a lot to shut people up .”
“I fear this is not going to end well. The authorities are playing games, hope all works out well for her and her family. God bless you Meriam. Stay strong.”



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