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…