Meriam Ibrahim welcomed to NH; family says U.S. is offering asylum
Meriam Ibrahim watches her husband Daniel Wani give an interview at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester on Thursday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
“Thank you so much,” her husband, Daniel Wani of Manchester, said to a horde of reporters while tears streamed down his cheeks. “I am so relieved.”
Daniel Wani, a U.S. citizen since 2005, met his wife on a trip to Sudan in 2011. He went to Sudan last summer to arrange for his wife and child to move to New Hampshire, where the Wani brothers immigrated in 1998 after fleeing the war-torn African country.
The family flew from Rome to Philadelphia on Thursday, then to New Hampshire.
Ibrahim’s sentence drew international condemnation. New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte intervened on the family’s behalf to secure Ibrahim’s release.
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