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

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2014

 
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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.
 
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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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Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Who Has Been Condemned for Her Christianity Gave Birth In Prison

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 27, 2014

to her second child, a baby girl Maya
 
TheCrossChainMeriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, gave birth to her second child five days earlier while shackled to the floor inside a filthy Sudan prison. The mother of two made headlines after a Sudan court sentenced her to a horrific death solely because of her Christianity, which has since sparked international outrage. Meriam’s American husband, Daniel Wani, is desperately fighting for her freedom before it’s too late.
 
This story continues to break our hearts.
 
Meriam, 27, was sentenced to death by hanging earlier this month after being found guilty of converting from Islam to Christianity and marrying a Christian man, U.S. citizen Daniel Wani, who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire.
 
She will receive 100 lashes before she is executed – sometime in the next two years.
 
Before the birth, Meriam made the defiant claim that she would rather die than give up her faith.
 
In a heart-wrenching conversation with her husband during a rare prison visit, Meriam told him: ‘If they want to execute me then they should go ahead and do it because I’m not going to change my faith.’
 
An Islamic Sharia judge said she could be spared the death penalty if she publicly renounced her faith and becomes a Muslim once more.
 
Meriam insists she has always been a Christian and told her husband she could not ‘pretend to be a Muslim’ just to spare her life.
 
Meriam was arrested in mid-September, three weeks after her second child was conceived.
 
She told him: ‘I refuse to change. I am not giving up Christianity just so that I can live.
 
‘I know I could stay alive by becoming a Muslim and I would be able to look after our family, but I need to be true to myself.’
 
Daniel, a 27-year-old biochemist, revealed his wife’s defiant stance during an exclusive interview with MailOnline at his modest home in the dusty Sudanese capital city of Khartoum.
 
At first the couple dismissed the allegations against them as trivial, but when the case grew more serious Daniel went to the American Embassy in Khartoum for help.
 
‘I thought this would be the one place which would help me, but they told me they didn’t have time to do anything,’ Daniel said. ‘I was upset because now that I am American citizen I thought they would help me.
 
‘I was threatened. They said “well your wife isn’t American, so we can’t help”. I felt disgusted. My home is in America and still they won’t help. It’s getting uglier and it’s not going in the right direction.’
 
Mr Wani said the State Department asked him to provide DNA evidence proving that Martin was his biological son.
 
He added: ‘I have provided wedding documents and the baby’s birth certificate, but this is clearly not enough. It’s very upsetting that they don’t believe me.
 
‘They want me to take a DNA sample in Khartoum, then send it to the US for testing. It’s as if they don’t believe a word I say.’
 
They say the marriage is void. Now, even my wife is no longer my wife. And my son is not mine and my new daughter is not mine. They say I am a stranger to them.
 
Her lawyer, Mohaned Mustafa Elnour, a Muslim, has received death threats for defending her but has already lodged an appeal. If he does not succeed at the Appeal Court, he will take the case to Sudan’s Supreme Court.
 
Speaking from his office in a ramshackle building close to the River Nile, he said: ‘Once this case became public there was only one way that this case was going to go.
 
‘The clamour for a guilty verdict from the Sudanese press and from government figures intensified and they got what they wanted. There is a large section of the public here that want her to be hanged.
 
‘But even if Meriam was freed she would never be able to live in Sudan again. It just wouldn’t be safe.
 
‘There are many Muslims who are very angry with this situation and they say that if the court doesn’t kill her then they will when she is released.
 
A petition calling for her release had last week reached more than 650,000.
 
Selected comments:
 
I first read this story over a week ago about Merriam’s terrible plight I find it totally outrageous that the world leaders have sat around and left this woman and her family to this in humane fate.”
 
How the hell can this be happening in these modern times? It is like something from the middle ages. I hope something can be done to get her out of there.”
 
What is being done to help this poor family? This is shameful and all humanity must hang their heads in shame if this goes ahead. No one should be persecuted because of ‘religion’”
 
And yet President Obama has done NOTHING and said NOTHING. John Kerry – NOTHING. Michelle Obama has no hashtag for Meriam Ibrahim. Its disgusting.”
 
For all those Mothers who complain about Midwifery care in the UK….. Just stop and think about the drugs, medication, clean sheets, expertise and care you were given….. then think about what this woman possibly went through.”
 
Unfortunately, this woman’s story is emblematic of what goes on daily in countries that don’t acknowledge or respect human rights or human dignity . . . “Their” God is an enigma to me; “their” religious practices, barbaric.”
 
Poor woman! I admire her for her faith and courage can you imagine a Muslim being arrested in a christian country and forced to convert or die? Where is moderate muslim outrage? She is blessed in that this case is making mainstream news many nationals of Islamic countries that convert are murdered. I hope this will shine the light on christian persecution all over the world as for sudan what a wicked country they must be so afraid that if they give people freedom of religion or belief many will desert national religion. I am believing she will be rescued!!! Please any kind hearted muslim speak up for her”
 
I’m not surprised she wants to be a christian and not a muslim if that is the kind of behaviour they believe to be acceptable.”
 
This brave woman is an example to Christians everywhere to stand up for their faith and she is a huge inspiration to stay true and a confirmation to the doubters that Christianity is a faith worth dying for!”
 
May The Lord have mercy and spare her life. It’ll be a great testimony.”
 
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