Members of Congress Tell John Kerry to Use ‘Every Legal Means Available’ to Rescue Christian Sudanese Wife and Mother, Meriam Ibrahim, and her Children

Meriam Ibrahim has given birth in a Sudanese jail after being handed the death sentence because a court did not recognise her marriage to Christian Daniel Wani, a U.S. citizen, who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire
Meriam Ibrahim has given birth in a Sudanese jail after being handed the death sentence because a court did not recognise her marriage to Christian Daniel Wani, a U.S. citizen, who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire

Thirty-eight members of the U.S. Congress wrote an open letter on Thursday to Secretary of State John Kerry, asking him to use “every legal means” necessary to rescue Christian mother Meriam Ibrahim and her two young children currently being held inside a Sudanese prison.

“We request that the U.S. State Department, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, review granting Mrs. Ibrahim Significant Public Benefit Parole, asylum, or refugee status, as appropriate. In short, we urge that every legal means necessary be exhausted to ensure that she and her young children are provided safe haven,” reads the letter, led by Congressman Trent Franks, R-Arizona, and Congressman Frank Wolf, R-Virginia.

The letter also asks that her two children, Martin and Maya, be granted U.S. citizenship, because their father, Daniel Wani, is a U.S. citizen.

The Sudanese mother was sentenced earlier this year to 100 lashes and death for what Sudan’s Public Order Criminal Code deems adultery and apostasy, simply for marrying a Christian man and identifying as a Christian even though her estranged father is Muslim.

The Christian mother has refused to recant her faith even though she was told it could save her from the death penalty.

Several Christian groups and U.S. lawmakers have taken up her cause, with her story gaining international attention.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called on President Barack Obama to directly engage Sudan and call for Ibrahim’s release.

“We need leadership in America. The president of the United States should stand up and speak on Meriam Ibrahim’s behalf,” Cruz said at Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority 2014” conference Thursday.

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Source: Christian Post | STOYAN ZAIMOV 

Thirty-eight members of the U.S. Congress wrote an open letter on Thursday to Secretary of State John Kerry, asking him to use “every legal means” necessary to rescue Christian mother Meriam Ibrahim and her two young children currently being held inside a Sudanese prison.

“We request that the U.S. State Department, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, review granting Mrs. Ibrahim Significant Public Benefit Parole, asylum, or refugee status, as appropriate. In short, we urge that every legal means necessary be exhausted to ensure that she and her young children are provided safe haven,” reads the letter, led by Congressman Trent Franks, R-Arizona, and Congressman Frank Wolf, R-Virginia.

The letter also asks that her two children, Martin and Maya, be granted U.S. citizenship, because their father, Daniel Wani, is a U.S. citizen.

The Sudanese mother was sentenced earlier this year to 100 lashes and death for what Sudan’s Public Order Criminal Code deems adultery and apostasy, simply for marrying a Christian man and identifying as a Christian even though her estranged father is Muslim.

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