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Sudanese Woman Sentenced To Death Freed

Arash Zandi |
June 23, 2014 | 8:09 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

A wedding photo of Meriam Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani. (Twitter/@DailyMirror)
A wedding photo of Meriam Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani. (Twitter/@DailyMirror)
Sudanese authorities freed a woman sentenced to death for converting to Christianity, says USA Today.

A Sudanese court sentenced Meriam Ibrahim, 27, to hang to her death in May for apostasy. An appeals court reversed the decision on Monday by declaring the ruling faulty.

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Ibrahim converted after her Muslim father abandoned her family and was raised by her Christian mother. Ibrahim is married to a Christian American citizen, Daniel Wani.

Ibrahim's case gained worldwide attention from human rights groups and foreign governments, who pressured the Sudanese government to free her.


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