June 24, 2014

Sudan Detains Meriam Yehya Ibrahim At Airport

Unfortunately Vinnie is prescient, he doubted that Sudan would let Meriam Yehya Ibrahim exit the country safely.

CNN: (CNN) -- A Sudanese Christian woman who'd been sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith -- and then released -- was rearrested Tuesday at an airport as she was trying to leave the African country, her legal team told CNN on Tuesday.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, her American husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children were stopped at an airport in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, and then detained and interrogated at Khartoum's national security headquarters, the legal team said.

Details about why the family was held weren't immediately available.
Wani, in a phone call to CNN, also said that he and his family were being held at the national security office, but did not provide details.

The developments came a day after Ibrahim's legal team announced she'd been released from prison after weeks of international controversy over her conviction on apostasy and adultery charges.

The case began when one of Ibrahim's brothers, a Muslim, filed a criminal complaint saying her family was shocked to find out Ibrahim had married Wani, a Christian, after she was missing for several years, according to her lawyer.
The court considered Ibrahim a Muslim because her father was Muslim, but she proclaimed to be a Christian. So she was charged with adultery, because a Muslim woman's marriage to a Christian man is illegal in Sudan, and with apostasy, accused of illegally renouncing her original faith.

Apostasy laws are a relic of the dark ages and any nation that still has them on the books should remove them post haste. Its why Sharia is antithetical to liberty.

The ball is now unfortunately in Obama's court.

By Howie at 08:38 AM | Comments |