Following State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki’s public confirmation of Daniel Wani’s United States (U.S.) citizenship, the State Department has declined to disclose the citizenship of what Sudan believes to be his and Meriam Yahia Ibrahim’s (a 27-year-old mother of two and Daniel’s wife who was sentenced to death on May 15 for her Christian faith) children. Father to a 20-month-old son and a newly-born daughter, both of whom remain imprisoned with their mother, Meriam, Daniel continues to petition to the U.S. for its help in /ensuring his family’s safe passage to the United States should Meriam be released. Learn everything you need to know regarding Meriam’s case here.
06/06/2014 Washington, D.C. (CNS News) – The State Department will not say whether it made any effort to authenticate the marriage and birth certificates that U.S. citizen Daniel Wani says he gave to the U.S. Embassy in Sudan to verify the U.S. citizenship of his son, Martin.
Martin is now in a Sudanese prison along with his one-week-old sister, Maya, because his mother–Daniel’s wife Mariam Ibrahim–will not renounce her Christian faith.
Under U.S. law, the child of a U.S citizen is entitled to U.S. citizenship no matter where he or she is born.
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