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Sudanese Christian woman freed; apostasy conviction voided

June 23, 2014

A Sudanese appeals court has overturned the conviction of Miriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for apostasy.

Miriam Ibrahim, who was raised as a Christian and married a Christian man, had been convicted of apostasy because her father is a Muslim. When she refused to renounce her faith and her marriage, she was sentenced to death: the usual penalty for forsaking the Islamic faith. Jailed while pregnant, she gave birth behind bars.

A lawyer said that Ibrahim had been released from prison and taken to a secret location because she and her family remained subject to death threats.

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  • Posted by: vjenkins78814 - Jun. 23, 2014 2:23 PM ET USA

    Prayers are answered. Let us hope that she, her husband, and the two children will soon be on their way out of the country.