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

(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.

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.
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)
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