Meriam Ibrahim

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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 »

Christian Woman Leaves Sudan, Meets With Pope

Meriam Ibrahim, family make pit stop in Rome before move to US

(Newser) - A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to denounce her Christian faith—then freed , only to be rearrested and freed again —has finally left the country. After more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum, Meriam Ibrahim today flew with her family to Rome, where she... More »

Sudanese Christian Woman: Jailhouse Birth Went Wrong

Worries daughter could suffer disability

(Newser) - "Something has happened to the baby," says Meriam Ibrahim, in her first recounting of giving birth to her daughter on the floor of a Sudanese prison cell. "I don't know in the future whether she'll need support to walk or not." Ibrahim is now... 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 »

Christian Woman in Sudan Accused of Forging Docs

Meriam Ibrahim re-arrested, status now not entirely clear

(Newser) - Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christianity , was re-arrested yesterday after an appeals court annulled her sentence because Sudan's national security agency says she forged the documents allowing her to leave the country. But Ibrahim's lawyer tells the BBC her papers... 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 »

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