Saturday, August 2, 2014

'Msilie, nimerudi'

Emotional: With tears streaming down his face, Daniel Wani, husband of Meriam Ibrahim, talks with reporters shortly after arriving in Manchester, New HampshireReturn: Meriam Ibrahim, left, and her husband, Daniel Wani, of Sudan, are greeted by family and friends shortly after arriving in Manchester, New Hampshire, Thursday, July 31, 2014
The woman who was jailed in Sudan for being a Christian finally arrived in the US tonight after her 10 month nightmare amid joyous scenes of jubilation.

Meriam Ibrahim smiled and hugged her supporters as she landed in Manchester, New Hampshire and told a friend: 'Don't cry, I'm here now'.

Friend Maria Ajang said: 'She was so happy. She said: 'I'm so happy to see you guys here'.

'I was crying and she told me don't cry, I'm here'.

Safe: Meriam Ibrahim is back on US soil after being held prisoner in Sudan and enduring a 10-month long nightmare
Her husband Daniel Wani sobbed uncontrollably and said: 'It's good to be home.
'There's a sense of relief.

'I want to thank everyone who helped get us home'.

Meriam and Daniel walked into the baggage area at 8pm with his brother Gabriel holding their son Martin, 21 months, and a friend holding baby Maya, who was born whilst Meriam was in prison.

A crowd of 30 people including a nun and a number of Sudanese women in traditional African dress turned out at welcome them home holding signs which read: 'Welcome home Ibrahim family - God bless you'.

Meriam hugged and shook them as they broke into chanting, tears streaming from their eyes.

Beaming: Meriam smiles as she walks through the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire on her return to the United States on Thursday eveningRelief: Meriam arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire with her husband Daniel Wani (not pictured) and their children, Martin and MayaIn this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms,  in ...Daily Mail

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