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Daniel Wani, a United States citizen and husband to Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, a 27-year-old mother of two sentenced to 100 lashes and death for her Christian faith in Sudan, has expressed concerns for his family’s safety. Following what now appears to have been a baseless promise by a Sudanese official in Khartoum that Meriam was to be released in the coming days, Wani has been forced to contemplate the real potential of his wife’s release without her having been granted asylum in an outside country. That prospect lead Daniel to say,  “I am scared for all our lives — me, my wife and my children — if we have to remain inside Sudan, even a day after her release.” Learn everything you need to know regarding Meriam’s case here.

06/03/2014 Sudan (CNN) – The husband of a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith fears for the lives of his family.

Daniel Wani is asking U.S. officials to expedite the asylum process in the case of his wife, Mariam Yehya Ibrahim. Wani says if Ibrahim is released early, her life and the lives of his two children could be in grave danger if she has to remain in Sudan.

Sudan’s foreign ministry denied published reports Saturday that officials were preparing to release Ibrahim at any moment.
Foreign ministry spokesman Abubakar Al-Sidiq said he was not aware of any plans to release Ibrahim before a ruling from an appeals court.

“My fear is … if she is released and asylum has not been granted,” Wani said Sunday. “I am scared for all our lives — me, my wife and my children — if we have to remain inside Sudan, even a day after her release.”

Wani is appealing to New Hamphire’s U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte. “They are working to grant Ibrahim asylum in the United States.”

He said he’s hopeful the asylum request can be fast-tracked. “I appreciate all their efforts but I want to stress this needs to happen as soon as possible.”

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