Guardian: Sudanese Woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US Embassy
After days of uncertainty following her initial release from prison, Meriam Ibrahim and her family are safe at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, which is heavily guarded. The Guardian reports:
Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US embassy
Husband of Christian woman whose apostasy death sentence was overturned says she and children doing well
by David Smith and agencies
The husband of a Sudanese Christian woman facing threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned has expressed relief that the family has been given refuge at the US embassy in Khartoum.
“Really, it’s good,” Daniel Wani, the American husband of Meriam Ibrahim, told Agence France-Presse by telephone on Friday, adding that embassy staff had been “very helpful and very nice”.
He said his wife and two children, who could be heard in the background, were doing well at the heavily guarded facility.
Ibrahim, 27, went to the US embassy on Thursday after being detained at Khartoum airport as she tried to leave Sudan. Her arrest came days after her release from death row.
Wani confirmed they had sought the embassy’s protection because of death threats against his wife.
A US state department spokeswoman, Marie Harf, said the family were in a safe location and Sudan’s government had assured the US of their continued safety.
Ibrahim was detained with her husband and two young children at Khartoum airport on Tuesday over allegations she had forged travel documents. But she was discharged from a police station, on the condition she remained in Sudan, after the government came under pressure from foreign diplomats.
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