The orphanage receives a lot of children from the province of South Hwanghae, who are in a terrible state. A large part of the 218 children in the orphanage are marked by serious malnutrition and spend a lot of time on the naked concrete floor.
Sortor had just returned from a trip to Emiworo town where she attended a meeting to acquire more land for a farm project. She was standing with two female students inside the compound of Hope Academy when the kidnappers grabbed her, scaled the wall and fled into the surrounding mountainous area.
The implication that an educated mother, debilitated father, toddler and infant pose a national security concern is absolutely absurd. Just yesterday, a Sudanese court not only released Meriam and her children, but acquitted her of all charges, dropped all imposed sentences and recognized as legal her marriage to Daniel, which had previously been annulled by a lower court.