by Andrea D. Combs, Western Journalism
Today is a cause for celebration, for Meriam Ibrahim has finally been set free.
When brought to court in May, the Sudanese woman refused to renounce her Christian faith and “re-convert” to Islam. This led to her conviction of apostasy — abandonment of religious belief — and she was sentenced to death by hanging. Additionally, the court found her guilty of adultery — a crime worthy of 100 lashes. At the time, she was eight months pregnant.
Two weeks later, while in a Khartoum jail cell, Ibrahim gave birth to her daughter, Maya. Her 18 month-old son, Martin, remained with her in prison as well.
According to her attorney, Mohaned Mustafe El-Nour, she was discharged from prison after an appeals court realized their initial judgment was unjustified.
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