Shortly after meeting Pope Francis the day she and her family landed safely in Rome, Italy after 126 days on death row for her Christian faith, Meriam Ibrahim announced her intention to settle down in New Hampshire. Meriam’s husband, Daniel Wani, has lived in New Hampshire since the late 1990’s, and looks forward to his family’s joining him in the United States.
07/27/2014 Italy (Rome News Service) – Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian who was flown to Rome after her death sentence was overturned, is now dreaming of building a future in the U.S.
“We will begin a new life,” Ibrahim told Antonella Napoli, head of Italians for Darfur, according to the daily La Repubblica.
“My husband, a chemist, lost his job because of my event. Now we will go to New Hampshire where my brother-in-law Gabriel lives. They will help us. We will be all together as a true family.”
Ibrahim, 27, was spared a death sentence for apostasy and then barred from leaving Sudan.
She was flown to Rome in secret by the Italian government on Thursday (July 24) with husband Daniel Wani, her 20-month-old son Martin, and daughter Maya, who was born in a Khartoum prison two months ago.