Apostasy: Please execute my sister, I can’t incur Allah’s wrath – Meriam’s brother




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A man claiming to be the brother of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese for apostasy, has said she deserves to die unless she repents of her “crime”.

Al Samani Al Hadi Mohamed Abdullah, who he is of three brothers, said the convicted ’s real name is Abrar Al Hadi, but that she changed after being fed “potions” by her .

In an CNN he said: “She went in [July] last year for 45 days. That’s when we went to the . When she was picked up we found her face was different, the way she looked at us was different. She was bewitched.

“When she stood in front of the court she said her name was Meriam Yahya [Ibrahim]. We were shocked.”

And he said that she should be “executed” unless she renounces her actions.

Last month a then heavily pregnant Ms Ibrahim was sentenced by a Khartoum court to 100 lashes and hanging after being convicted of apostasy and adultery for marrying a non-Muslim. Although she was raised as a Christian by her mother, Sudanese law states a must follow their father’s religion and Ms Ibrahim’s marriage was deemed invalid on these grounds.

She gave to a baby girl in jail, where her 18-month-old son is also living her. People all the world have rallied together to condemn her treatment,   describing the sentence as “abhorrent,” and the US State Department saying was “deeply disturbed”.

Mr Al Hadi alleged that Ms Ibrahim met her , Daniel Wani, following her graduation . He claimed that Mr Wani, whom he referred to as “the Priest”, converted his sister to Christianity using “potions”.

His account goes against that of the couple, who claim they were introduced by Mr Wani’s sister in 2009 and married in 2011. Mr Wani said he had never met his “brother-in-law” until the start of his wife’s trial.

On Wednesday, the lawyer for Ms Ibrahim announced that she has launched an appeal against her sentence.

The appeal demands the release of Meriam Ibrahim, saying the court that tried her committed “procedural errors,” Eman Abdul-Rahim told The Associated Press.

But Mr Al Hadi is unmoving in his of his “sister”.

’s of two; if she repents and returns to our Islamic faith and to the embrace of our family then we are her family and she is ours. We are prepared to her dearer than the apples of our eyes,” he told CNN.

“But if she refuses she should be executed. Why would I indulge my humanity, my emotions and incur the wrath of my Lord? That’s how it works for us.”