Two United States Senators, Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), sent the Secretary of State a second letter demanding that more be done to help Daniel Wani and Meriam Ibrahim. Good thing they sent a second letter as the State Department is ‘not sure’ it recevied the first letter sent to the State Department from two United States Senators.
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The heartbreaking horrible situation of Meriam Ibrahim, the eight months pregnant shackled woman sentenced to 100 lashes and death last week for being a Christian and marrying a Christian was driven by jealousy and greed from family members it is claimed. From family members she doesn’t know!
Her half brother and half sister – who had not seen her for decades – tracked her down so they could get rid of her and take over her successful general store, Meriam’s lawyers alleged. The legal team for Meriam, whose husband is an American citizen, are being paid for by Justice Centre Sudan, a US-based non-profit that campaigns for human rights in the African country.
Meriam Ibrahim is setting in prison with her 20 month old son who is a U.S. citizen as the toddler’s father and her husband has U.S. citizenship. When Meriam was six-years-old her Muslim father left her Christian mother, he went to another part of Sudan and had another family.
Meriam did not know about this. She did not even know her father had died until many years after the event. Nor did she know he was a Muslim. Meriam’s mother died in 2012 and by then she had still not heard from her half brothers and sisters. There were years and years that went by when that side of the family did not want a relationship with her.
Recently Meriam has been running a successful business in Khartoum. It’s a general store in a shopping mall and she has been selling some Ethiopian items as her mother was from there. They’ve been doing really well and the business was growing and Daniel has been helping her out. Her half brother and half sister must have heard about this and worked out she was a relative of theirs because of her name. The first thing Meriam knew about them was when her half brother and half sister filed the lawsuit. She was arrested from her home and thrown in jail with no warning.