One day after being released from prison, Meriam Ibrahim has been arrested again, attempting to leave Sudan, according to several news sources.
Citing unnamed sources, the BBC reported: “About 40 security agents detained Mrs Ibrahim – along with her husband Daniel Wani and two sons – at the airport, the sources said.”
Bloomberg reported that Ibrahim and her family were attempting to take a flight out of the country. That was affirmed by Tina Ramirez, president of Hardwired Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides legal training to young people to advocate for freedom of conscience and belief. It has legal contacts in Sudan and elsewhere.
“The (U.S.) State Dept said that they were held reportedly for not having the proper documentation to leave the country,” Ramirez wrote in an email to World Watch Monitor. “State and the embassy are working on it to get her on a plane to South Sudan where they will complete the paperwork for the family to travel to the US.”
The Daily Mail in Britain cited Ibrahim’s lawyer, Shareif Ali Shareif, as saying national security forces detained the family.
“The children are with Meriam. They were arrested as well,” Shareif was quoted as saying. “We don’t have any information about what charges they face. But the National Security force does not have to take them to court. This is not a criminal matter, it a national security matter.”
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(Source, World Watch Monitor)