Sudanese Meriam Ibrahim, Sentenced To Death For Converting To Christianity, Has Been Freed

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Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity has been freed.

27-year old Meriam gathered international attention following the original judgement, as she was locked up and had to give birth in prison.

‘The appeal court ordered the release of Mariam Yahya and the cancellation of the (previous) court ruling,’ Sudan’s SUNA news agency said. The couple’s 20-month-old son was also held in prison with Ms Ibrahim and her newborn daughter.

After international pressure a government official said on May 31 that Sudanese officials were working to release her.

She was only finally freed this afternoon.

Ms Ibrahim’s lawyer Mohaned Mostafa said after her release she had been sent ‘to an unknown house to stay at for her protection and security.’

‘Her family had been threatened before and we are worried that someone might try to harm her,’ he said.

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