Sudan sentences NH man's pregnant wife to death for being a Christian sparking outrage
Gabriel Wani speaks about the situation with his sister-in-law, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, at Believers Christian Outreach Church in Manchester on Friday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
“He don’t know what to do. He tried before a couple times to talk to the embassy to help him out with the situation. Now the embassy tries to act and everything is too late,” Gabriel Wani told the New Hampshire Union Leader on Friday.
She remained in a Khartoum prison with her 20-month-old son, Martin, while awaiting the birth of her second child next month. Daniel Wani was isolated at his family’s home in Khartoum, where he told his brother he was being watched and feared for his own safety as well as that of his wife, son and unborn child.
Daniel Wani, a U.S. citizen since 2005, went to Sudan last summer to arrange for his wife and child to move to New Hampshire, where the Wani brothers immigrated in 1998 after fleeing the war-torn African country.
Gabriel Wani said the court has delayed the execution of Ibrahim’s sentence, allowing her to give birth to the child next month and nurse it for two years. But with Martin incarcerated with her, friends and relatives want to see the entire family out of custody and a safe distance from the Sudanese regime that enforced the Sharia statute, which the United Nations declared Friday to be in violation with international law.
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