Meriam Yahia Ibrahim has been charged with falsifying travel documents and presenting false information after attempting to escape Sudan with her husband and two children yesterday morning. Meriam’s husband, Daniel Wani, who holds dual South Sudanese and United States (U.S.) citizenship, has also been charged as an accessory to the fact. Meriam, Daniel and their children have since been arrested and are reportedly detained at the al-Sheradee police station in Khartoum. Human rights and religious freedom activists are speaking out against Sudan’s actions, as the documents in question were formally issued by South Sudanese and the U.S. embassy staff. Learn everything you need to know regarding Meriam’s case here.
06/25/2014 Khartoum (Daily Mail) – Meriam Ibrahim faces up to seven years in jail over new offences levelled at her by the Sudanese regime, MailOnline can reveal today.
The mother-of-two was told the devastating news after being detained as she tried to fly out of the African country hours after a death sentence against her was dropped.
Dr Ibrahim, 27, was charged with obtaining a false travel document and giving false information to immigration officials – and banned from leaving Sudan.
The move is another twist of the knife as Dr Ibrahim tries to get to America with her two children where she can live with her husband Daniel Wani, a US citizen, from Manchester, New Hampshire.
Instead she is back in a cell with her son Martin, 21, and daughter Maya, one month.