Woman Sentenced to Death for Christianity Re-Arrested
Meriam Ibrahim was about to leave Sudan, legal team says
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2014 11:33 AM CDT
In a June 5, 2014, photo from Al Fajer, a Sudan NGO, Meriam Ibrahim sits next to her son and holds the daughter she gave birth to in jail, as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum.   (AP Photo/Al Fajer)

(Newser) – The Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her faith came close to getting out of the African country, but was re-arrested at the airport today, her legal team tells CNN. Meriam Ibrahim was ordered released yesterday, then detained at the Khartoum airport today along with her American husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children—one of whom was born while she was imprisoned. The family was being held at the national security headquarters, according to Wani, but details are not yet available. Ibrahim's lawyer tells the Guardian more than 40 national security officers apprehended the family as they prepared to board a flight to the US.

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Mark Dreher
Jun 24, 2014 6:25 PM CDT
******UPDATE******* She was just released. You "just have to tell me" Of ANY Injustice I will fold them in half. In about five Seconds.
Jun 24, 2014 5:31 PM CDT
It's one woman and one baby. Are these Sudanese that scared of what one little woman will do to their dogma? I guess this question also applies to Malala. "I am woman, hear me roar..."
Jun 24, 2014 1:41 PM CDT
So to be clear, our President can trade 17 terrorists for a traitor, but we can't intervene over this?