Sudan Frees Christian Woman Again

Foreign diplomats pressured Sudanese government

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jun 26, 2014 7:44 AM CDT

(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.

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.
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)
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