So another twist and turn, and a positive one, in the saga of Mariam Ibrahim. The lawsuit filed by her family has apparently been dropped, which may pave the way for her finally to be able to leave Sudan and come to the United States. Gee, I wonder if those anti-immigration Christian righters will complain about that?
A lawsuit brought by a Sudanese Muslim father against a Christian woman to formally establish her as his Muslim daughter was dropped on Wednesday, the lawyer handling the case said, a move that could allow her to depart for the United States…
Even after lifting the death penalty, Sudan refused to acknowledge Ibrahim’s new identity as a South-Sudanese Christian, and the lawsuit by her family raised another obstacle to her departure.
On Wednesday however, Abdel Rahman Malek, the family’s lawyer, said they had dropped the lawsuit before the first scheduled hearing in Khartoum Family Court on Thursday.
“We are no longer proceeding with the lawsuit,” Malek told Reuters. He declined to give a reason for the decision or provide further details. Ibrahim’s lawyer, Mohaned Mostafa, said his client had not been notified of the development.
The sooner she gets out of there, the better.
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