The husband of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, the eight months pregnant woman who is facing the death penalty for marrying a Christian, has returned to Sudan in an effort to save his wife.
Meriam, who now sits in a filthy Sudanese jail with her eighteen month old son, has been sentenced to 100 lashes of the whip and then to death by hanging.
Under Sudan’s application of sharia law, the former punishment is for adultery due to the fact that she is a Muslim woman married to a Christian man, a marriage considered invalid, and the latter, somewhat contradictorily, for having left Islam to become a Christian, which is a capital crime. Her husband, Daniel Wani, has not been charged with adultery.
Reportedly, both mother and son (a United States citizen) have been “struggling with illnesses contracted in the deplorable conditions of Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison.”
Wani, who currently lives in Manchester, New…
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