Meriam Ibrahim was freed again yesterday after being re-arrested as she tried to leave Sudan.
Meriam has taken refuge at the US embassy in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, her lawyer said.
“She is in the US embassy now,” Mohanad Mustafa said on Thursday, The Guardian reports. “She and her husband think this is a safe place for them,” he added.
Meriam had tried to travel to the US after her release from death row in Sudan, but had been detained by about 40 security agents detained her, her husband and two children, 2-year-old Martin and two-week-old Maya, the BBC reports.
Abdullahi Alzareg from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the BBC she had been arrested because she did not have the correct travel documents.
Previously, Mamamia reported: Meriam Ibrahim released from prison.
Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy while pregnant has been freed, after the Supreme Court overturned her verdict.
Meriam Ibrahim walked out of prison in Khartoum yesterday. She had been sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging because she would not renounce her Christian faith.
She has been taken to safe house. “Her family had been threatened before and we are worried that someone might try to harm her,” said Mohaned Mostafa, one of her team of lawyers.
Her release was announced yesterday by the Sudanese state media.
Previously Mamamia reported…
She’s spent months with her legs in shackles so heavy, they make it difficult to move.
She gave birth last month in a squalid prison hospital, her legs reportedly still in chains.
She was told she had only two years to nurse her baby girl before being hanged.
But now Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death last month for refusing to give up her religion, may have a chance at life.
The 27-year-old doctor — who gave birth to her baby girl, Maya, in a prison hospital last month and also has an 18-month-old son, Martin– has reportedly appealed against the sentence.
The appeal demands her release and says the court that tried her committed “procedural errors,” her lawyer Eman Abdul-Rahim told the AP news agency on Wednesday.