Al-Samani al-Hadi is one of Meriam, a qualified doctor's three brothers, and what he calls their "private family business" has captured the attention of the world.
Watch him tell CNN:
"Firstly I want to say, I am the brother of the convicted woman Abrar al-Hadi", Her full older brother .When the CNN interviewer asked him: What do you want? His reply:
It's one of two: if she repents and returns to our Islamic faith, then we are her family and she is ours. We would look at her as the apple of our eye. But if she refuses, she should be executed!"As in many Muslim nations, Muslim women in Sudan are prohibited from marrying non-Muslims, though Muslim men can marry outside their faith. Watch video after the cut