Sudan Keeps Pregnant Christian Woman Shackled to Wall, Toddler in Prison


If Boko Haram were a government, it would be Sudan.

A distraught and desperate husband who traveled from New Hampshire to Sudan has been allowed to visit his pregnant wife on death row, only to find her shackled in chains.

Meriam Ibrahim, 26, was sentenced to death last week by a Sudanese court in Khartoum after being convicted of apostasy. The Christian woman, who is eight months pregnant, had refused to denounce her religion.

Her husband, Daniel Wani, arrived in Sudan Monday after leaving New England.

“Her feet are shackled. Her legs are swollen,” Tina Ramirez, executive director of Hardwired, a U.S.-based advocacy group against religious persecution, told the Daily News. “It’s just outrageous. She’s eight and a-half months pregnant.”

The couple’s 18-month-old son, Martin, is with her in prison.

Martin might be an American citizen. But don’t ask the State Department about that.

The U.S. State Department on Monday declined to say if Martin Wani, a 20-month-old Christian boy imprisoned by the Islamist Sudanese government, is a U.S. citizen.

“You don’t know whether that little boy in prison is a U.S. citizen?” asked State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki at the department’s Monday press briefing.

“I don’t have any more details to share,” Psaki said.

But if things get real bad, Psaki might break out a selfie and a hashtag. Meanwhile a toddler remains in a Muslim prison.

The 20-month-old spends his days sitting next to her in their cell while Meriam, who is eight months’ pregnant with her second baby is held in shackles.

It can also be disclosed that in her cell she has been left to bleed by the guards, she is being given no medical attention and is having to eat prison food which is not giving her the nutrients she needs for her unborn child.

Her family are growing anxious as her first birth was difficult and there are fears the second could be fatal if she goes into labor in such primitive conditions.

Meriam was thrown in jail in September and earlier this month was sentenced to death for adultery for marrying Christian Daniel Wani, a Sudanese man with US citizenship who lives in New Hampshire.

Gabriel said: ‘Meriam is in a bad condition, she is eight months pregnant. She needs proper medical attention and she needs medical supplies. She’s bleeding and nothing is being done.

Islam. The religion of mercy and peace.


  • glpage

    I am so glad our State Department is looking out for American citizens. Otherwise, who knows what might happen, they might even be killed by Muslim extremists.

  • Demo P. Seal; PouponMarks

    If I could, I would sell John Kerry to Boko Haram and encourage them it use him daily for bareback riding.

  • laura r

    didnt she have the option of converting to islam? that what i read.

    • john spielman

      why would you convert to a religion as debased and evil as islam? ,

      • laura r

        would you let yourself be tortured? jews always converted, especially in spain. so what, you say what U need too then think what U want. quite practical. i think the pregnant lady would like a it of a break from it all.

        • George Clark

          If you are a Christian, and you belief in Jesus Christ, then renouncing your religion is a pretty good way to *damn* your immortal soul to hell. This woman is not interested in going to hell.

    • B. Marie

      Actually she can’t “convert” because since her father (who according to other articles abandoned her family when she was small) was a Muslim she is automatically a Muslim in the eyes of Islam, hence why she was found guilty of Apostasy (practicing Christianity) and Adultery (Marrying a Christian man and having children with him). Even if she denounced her Christian faith and they let her live she would not be allowed to see her husband and would most likely still be publicly lashed.

      • laura r

        then the articals were confusing. it seemed that she was given a chance to denounce her faith & convert. btw, right in NYC women are put in chains even when they deliever a baby (read it in NYtimes several yrs ago). i think the US has work to do in their own house as well.

        • George Clark

          Yes, the US has a lot of work to do. First bit of work is getting Dr. Zaius and Zira out of the white house.

          • laura r

            and….hillary gets in? and……

  • Hard Little Machine

    …..on the other hand……..why live in Goat-rape-istan in the first place? I think you could probably find that living in a sewer pipe on the Mexican border would pretty good in comparison.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Maybe, but people tend to be used to living in the countries they were born, grew up in, and their parents before them… etc…

      • Hard Little Machine

        75% of French Jews are considering emigrating.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          A lot of them are already refugees from the Middle East who emigrated to France to get out of Algeria, Morocco, etc where they were minorities

  • Marilyn Marotta

    Our President is not doing what he could and should in this situation. He has no excuses, and that goes for John Kerry and the State Dept.

    As for you, Laura R, shut up. Take your comments and your sociopathic indifference and the rest of your 5th column back to where you came from. Your English is not good. Perhaps you didn’t understand the above article. As for the Sephardic Jews in Spain, most of them were forced to convert by THE SPANISH INQUISITION – to Christianity, of course – NOT the Muslim invaders. Look it up in Wikipedia in your own language.

  • Deborah Coleman

    Why isn’t the little boy allowed to go with his father? I thought if you were born overseas and one of your parents was a U,S, citizen ,then the baby was a citizen.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      He’s in a Sudanese jail. Sudan won’t release him to his father since he’s a Christian

      • George Clark

        Wow. Held in a Sudanese jail. What can the United States do against a first rate superpower such as Sudan. We are helpless. Aircraft carriers will not scare the Sudanese, they will send…rafts and oars and such after the carriers. Aircraft would be ineffective as well, being that the Sudanese possess…witchcraft and such. May as well give up, the Sudanese have us right where they want us.