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Sudanese mother is released and ‘will travel to the U.S.’ after being arrested for trying to flee country

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Latest update reports- After spending 48 hours in jail, it is now being reported that the Sudanese Christian woman, Meriam Ibrahim has been released, again.

Recently, a court overturned her death sentence for apostasy and had released her from a woman’s prison. Less than 24 hours later, Ibrahim was detained along with her Christian-American husband Daniel Wani and two young children at Khartoum airport in Sudan for trying to use documents issued by the South Sudanese embassy to flee the country. More than 40 armed men from the NISS stopped and detained Ibrahim for travelling on false documents, which can carry a seven-year sentence. Some claim she was also being banned from leaving Sudan. Her husband, Daniel Wani was being detained at the police station as an accessory.

Facts of her release have been hard to decipher as multiple media outlet reports appeared conflicting. One of her attorney’s confirmed she had been released from a police station, today in the capital Khartoum after pressure from foreign diplomats on the Sudanese government to set her free.

There were also claims that the US vice consul was with the family at the airport. The Sudanese Foreign Ministry summoned the American and South Sudanese ambassadors to explain themselves.

Dr Ibrahim had been granted emergency travel documents by the government of South Sudan to travel there and then on to the US.

Mr Shareif insisted that the documents were legitimate and that it was ‘not right’ to claim otherwise.

In a statement issued on its Facebook page, Sudan’s security service said earlier this week that passport police had “arrested” Mr Ibrahim after she presented “emergency travel documents issued by the South Sudanese embassy and carrying an American visa”.

“The Sudanese authorities considered this a criminal violation”, it said. source

Freed from her latest detention – Ibrahim may now come to the US. She is set to fly to South Sudan and from there on to America where she could start her a new life.

The US State Department is under pressure to do everything in its power to ensure her swift and safe passage after being criticized by Senators for its response.

We will continue to wait until Meriam is out of Sudan. Praying for this victory!

Thank you, Senator Roy Blunt!


  1. dacialene says:

    Reblogged this on It all started with Heathcliff and commented:
    Meriam, you are an example to us all. I thank God for your faith and your refusal to denounce our Savior! I pray for the faith to move mountains as well – for that is what we have witnessed here. God at work moving mountains.

  2. AmNotAshamed says:

    Praying for her safe journey home to the US.

  3. Bro. Nick says:

    What is the latest update on our Persecuted CHRISTian Sister Miriam & her family?

    We always need to truly remember and believe that “the Lord God Almighty” truly does work in wondrous – and mysterious – and ALWAYS PERFECT WAYS!

    8 ¶ For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
    (Is 55:8-9 – KJV) – – Please read thru verse 11 – Bro. Nick

    12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
    13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
    (1 Cor 13:12-13 – KJV)

    1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.

    2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

    3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
    (Ps 115:1-3 – KJV)

    28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
    29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
    30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
    31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
    (Rom 8:28-31 – KJV) – – Please read the whole chapter – Bro. Nick

    • The US envoy met Sudanese foreign ministry officials at their request and told them the family needed to be able “to depart as swiftly as possible from Sudan and that we are happy to help in any way we can”.

      Her husband confirmed they had sought the embassy’s protection because of death threats against his wife. Meriam and her family went to the US embassy on Thursday after she was released. Her husband said they have been very helpful and nice.

      He also claimed that those who triggered the case against his wife, whom he married in 2011, were attempting to muscle in on her business interests, including a hair salon, mini-mart and agricultural land.

      They will fly to South Sudan and then to the US. Will keep everyone updated.

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