Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim and Family Finally Leave Sudan After Release From Airport Arrest

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Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who had been jailed and previously sentenced to death for Apostasy, is free and has finally left Sudan for an undisclosed country.

Meriam was freed from her conviction by the Appeals Courts which held the intial sentence void. However, when she tried to travel out of the country with her family, she was re-arrested at Khartoume airport.

Sudanese officials later said they didn't arrest Meriam, that she was only detained over a “travel document issue” that was discovered at the airport but she's since been released. They also confirmed that she and her family had boarded a flight out of Sudan today.

U.S. State Department during a briefing with reporters in Washington D.C today said Meriam is now free, safe and secure but didn't make it clear if she'd left Sudan for the U.S, where she's expected to seek political asylum.

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