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Christian Woman Who Faced Execution Arrives in US

Philly mayor greets Sudanese woman, gives Liberty Bell replica as liberation gift

(Newser) - Being called a "world freedom fighter" by the mayor is a nice way to be greeted when you land in Philly. Meriam Ibrahim Tehya Ishag, the woman who came perilously close to being hanged in Sudan for renouncing Islam, marrying a Christian, and converting to Christianity, arrived in the... More »

Sudan Frees Christian Woman Again

Foreign diplomats pressured Sudanese government

(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... More »

Woman Sentenced to Death for Christianity Re-Arrested

Meriam Ibrahim was about to leave Sudan, legal team says

(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... More »

Woman Sentenced to Death for Christianity to Be Freed

Sudan appeals court reportedly steps in

(Newser) - A Sudanese court has voided the death sentence for Meriam Ibrahim and ordered her release, the country's SUNA news service reported today. Ibrahim had been sentenced to 100 lashes and hanging because she refused to renounce her Christian faith, in a case that has drawn international attention. Her lawyer... More »

Woman Sentenced to Death for Christianity Gives Birth

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim's husband hasn't been allowed to see her, baby

(Newser) - The 27-year-old Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce Christianity gave birth in prison this morning, her lawyer confirms. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who was sentenced to be hanged two years after having her baby , has also had her 20-month-old son in prison with her since late February. She... More »

Pregnant Woman Gets Death Sentence for Being Christian

Sudan sentences Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag for apostasy

(Newser) - Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag is married, pregnant, and a Christian—a normally happy state of affairs that is proving deadly in Sudan, which has sentenced her to die for it. A Sudanese court convicted the 27-year-old of apostasy on Sunday, reports the BBC , alleging that she abandoned Islam. "We... More »

Islamists Call for Execution of Young Tweeter

Hamza Kashgari, 23, tweeted that he wants to talk to Mohammed as a 'friend'

(Newser) - Islamists are calling for the execution of a young Saudi Arabian who tweeted last week about the Prophet Mohammed. "I have loved the rebel in you, you’ve always been a source of inspiration to me," Hamza Kashgari, 23, wrote in a tweet addressed to Mohammed. But "... More »

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