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Meriam Ibrahim Release: Woman Jailed for Apostasy Reunited With Husband

 

FILE - In this file image made from an undated video provided Thursday, June 5, 2014, by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim breastfeeds her newborn baby girl that she gave birth to in jail last week, as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan's official news agency, SUNA, said the Court of Cassation in Khartoum on Monday, June 23, canceled the death sentence against 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim after defense lawyers presented their case. The court ordered her release. (AP Photo/Al Fajer, File)
In this file image made from an undated video provided Thursday, June 5, 2014, by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim breastfeeds her newborn baby girl that she gave birth to in jail last week, as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan.  (AP Photo/Al Fajer, File)

(The Independent)—A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity has been reunited with her family after her release from prison.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, her American husband Daniel Wani and their two young children have been taken to a safe house because of the high-profile nature of the case, but said they are looking forward to starting a new life in the US soon.

Amnesty International, which has campaigned on Ms Ibrahim’s behalf since she was put on death row while eight months pregnant on charges of “apostasy”, said her release from Omdurman Woman’s Prison yesterday was “a small step to redressing the injustice done to Meriam.”

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