Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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

by Faith J. H. McDonnell
24 Jun 2014

On June 23, 2014, Sudanese Christian Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, who had been sentenced to death by a Shariah court in Khartoum, was cleared of all charges by the Appeals Court and freed.

Today, while the world was still reacting with joy and surprise to the news of her release from prison, she and her husband, Daniel Wani, along with toddler son, Martin, and infant daughter, Maya, were re-arrested (some reports say “detained”) at the Khartoum airport while trying to leave the country. At approximately 3:10 pm ET this afternoon, the BBC reported that the family had been re-released and taken to a safe location. What is going on?

This is normal procedure for the Islamic Republic of Sudan. Deceptions, denials, and delays have kept the regime in business for decades. In this case, since Meriam was first arrested in September of 2013, all three of these tactics have been used against her, husband Daniel-- a South Sudanese Christian who is an American citizen-- and their children... the rest

Update 9:15 am: I honestly can't keep up with what's going on with her status.  Now I found this:
 Meriam Ibrahim Charged With Fraud, Prohibited From Leaving Country


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