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Relief for Sudan Christian family in US embassy refuge

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag (C), a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy, with husband Daniel Wani (L), her newborn baby and 20-month-old son and members of the legal team at an undisclosed location in Khartoum on June 23, 2014The husband of a Sudanese Christian woman facing threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned expressed relief on Friday that the family has been given refuge at the US embassy. “Really, it’s good,” Daniel Wani, the American husband of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 26, told AFP by telephone, adding that embassy staff have been “very helpful and very nice.” Wani confirmed that they have sought the embassy’s protection because of death threats against his wife. In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Ishag and her family were “in a safe location” and Sudan’s government “has assured us of the family’s continued safety.”

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