Meriam Ibrahim holding her baby daughter Maya, with her legal team and, left, husband Daniel Wani and son Martin
Tonight there are conflicting reports coming out of Sudan pertaining to the re-arrest of Miriam Ibrahim 24 hours after Sudanese appeals court dropped the death sentence against Ibrahim freeing the Christian and her two children.
Pursuant to the Daily Mail, although Ibrahim was released after her detainment Tuesday, she is now banned from leaving Sudan. In addition, Ibrahim is being charged with falsifying documents.
Ibrahim and her family were detained for several hours Tuesday at Khartoum Airport as they were attempting to leave Sudan.
Meriam Ibrahim has been accused of falsifying travel documents as she tried to leave the African country hours after the death penalty was dropped against her.
It is understood that the authorities told her she should have used the Muslim name she had when she was born, not the Christian name she uses after choosing to worship that faith….
The new allegations are a huge setback to Meriam’s hopes of leaving Sudan and a further sign that the Sudanese government is playing twisted games over her release.
Meriam, a doctor, is on bail which was put up by a friend. She cannot leave Sudan until this matter is resolved as part of her bail conditions….
The religious persecution of Meriam Ibrahim continues.
Agents from the National Intelligence and Security Services (Niss) apprehended the family just 24 hours after Ibrahim was released on the orders of the appeal court.
Her lawyer, Elshareef Mohammed, who was with Ibrahim at Khartoum airport at the time, said more than 40 security officers prevented the family from boarding a plane to the US. Ibrahim’s husband, Daniel Wani, is a US citizen….
On Tuesday night, news agencies in Khartoum said Ibrahim had been transferred from Niss custody to a police station, where she was being questioned about her documents….
According to reports Tuesday afternoon, Ibrahim was released and sent on her way. As usual, the matter of politics comes into play.
…The report speculated that the National Intelligence and Security Service — a key stakeholder in Sudanese politics — was unhappy with the recent decision to release Ibrahim and that “re-arresting her and her family was a way of making this point to the rest of the Sudanese government.”
‘It is also conceivable that one part of NISS accepted Mrs Ibrahim’s release, while another section was not happy with it. Mrs Ibrahim’s release and re-arrest simply underline the fact that there are many decision-makers in Sudanese politics, and they do not always agree with each other,’ it added….
Below is an excerpt from Tuesday’s State Department press conference (video):
So much for assurances from the Obama Administration.
On what is sure not to be a final note, Obama could always call his brother, Malik, and tell him to end this now.