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Meriam Ibrahim re-arrested (at airport) in Sudan
Catholic Herald ^ | June 24, 2014

Posted on 06/24/2014 9:46:54 AM PDT by NYer

Meriam Ibrahim pictured on her wedding day

Meriam Ibrahim pictured on her wedding day

Meriam Ibrahim, a Catholic woman convicted of apostasy for abandoning Islam who was released from prison in Sudan yesterday, has been re-arrested, according to reports.

Mrs Ibrahim, 26, was arrested with her family at Khartoum airport earlier today, according to the BBC. About 40 security agents are said to have detained her with her husband Daniel Wani and two sons. On Monday, Mr Wani, a US citizen, said the family intended to leave for the USA.

Antonella Napoli, head of an Italian aid organisation, tweeted a photograph of her telephone text message exchange with the lawyer who said the couple was arrested by the Sudanese secret service.

CNN reported it received the same information from Ibrahim’s lawyer and that its reporters spoke briefly with Mr Wani, who said he and his family were being held at the national security office.

Mrs Ibrahim was sentenced to death in May, triggering an international outcry. While in prison, she gave birth to a daughter and her one-year-old son had also been in prison with her.

Earlier today the official state news agency Suna said that her conviction had been quashed by the court of appeal and ordered her immediate release.

Mrs Ibrahim joined the Church shortly before she married her Christian husband, Mr Wani, in December 2011, according to a statement released earlier this month, signed by Father Mussa Timothy Kacho, episcopal vicar for the Archdiocese of Khartoum. The statement had urged the courts to review the case.

Mr Wani, who lives in New Hampshire, was refused custody of their son because, under Sudanese law, a Christian man cannot raise a Muslim child.

Earlier, the Khartoum Archdiocese said Ibrahim’s Sudanese Muslim father abandoned the family when she was faith, and she was raised according to her mother’s faith, Orthodox Christian.

“She has never been a Muslim in her life,” the archdiocese said. “There are many people trying to persuade Meriam to renounce Christianity in order to be freed, but she is refusing. Some people are pleading with her husband to convince her to abandon Christian faith in order to save her life, but to no avail,” the archdiocese said.

In a May joint statement, Sudan’s churches said the charges against Mrs Ibrahim were false and appealed to the Sudanese government to free her from prison.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 7ththread; meriamibrahim

1 posted on 06/24/2014 9:46:54 AM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 06/24/2014 9:47:16 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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Damn ... this makes ... what ?

33 re-arrests since this morning .... not to mention the 27 last night.

3 posted on 06/24/2014 9:47:59 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: knarf

Yeah, always look to see if someone already posted first....

4 posted on 06/24/2014 9:49:29 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: NYer

Maybe as an afterthought they want her to a least get the 100 lashes.

5 posted on 06/24/2014 9:53:46 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: luvbach1

As we know, Obama was born a Muslim and raised....whatever. Maybe they’ll give him 100 lashes and a prison term or worse if he ever goes to Sudan

6 posted on 06/24/2014 10:00:50 AM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: NYer

I posted an article earlier by LTC West where he said, a platoon of Marines should have been sent to escort them out.

Does he know what he is talking about or what, we need West as Secretary of State, or defense if not President which would be my preference.

Very close call between Cruz and West, I would be thrilled with either one or both.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 10:06:44 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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A deceptive Muslim trap to get their hands on the whole family.

8 posted on 06/24/2014 11:51:26 AM PDT by iontheball
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0 never renounced his Muslim belief.

Ask the “journalist” Steffie Stephanopoulos — he had to “correct” Obama, pointing out that he was a Christian, when he declared himself to be a Muslim.

9 posted on 06/24/2014 1:07:57 PM PDT by 353FMG
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