Sudan Frees Christian Woman Again
Foreign diplomats pressured Sudanese government
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2014 7:44 AM CDT
In this image provided June 5, 2014, by Al Fajer, a Sudanese NGO, Meriam Ibrahim breastfeeds her baby girl that she gave birth to in jail as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan.   (AP Photo/Al Fajer)

(Newser) – The Sudanese woman whose death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christianity was overturned has been freed again after being detained on accusations of forging travel documents. Eman Abdul-Rahman, the lawyer for 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, told the AP that she was released today from a police station after foreign diplomats pressed the government to free her. She was detained Tuesday at Khartoum's airport while trying to leave the country with her family.

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shebby777
Jun 26, 2014 9:00 PM CDT
Mrs. Meriam Ibrahim has more guts than all the atheists in the world combined . Hooray for you, Mrs. "Meriam Ibrahim": the equivalent of "Mary Abraham!" - You're way ahead of any atheist because all things are possible WITH God , not against God.
Lefty_Libby
Jun 26, 2014 1:10 PM CDT
Those foreign countries need to offer this woman and her family asylum -- NOW.
baldpirate
Jun 26, 2014 10:04 AM CDT
GET - OUT - NOW ! ! ! !