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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- Christian woman freed after death sentence in Sudan (CNN)
- Sudanese woman still faces execution, pressure for conversion mounting (CWN, 6/12)