Meriam Ibrahim
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Sudan death sentence woman freed

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her religious faith has been freed from jail, her lawyer has told the BBC.

Meriam Ibrahim's death penalty was overturned by an appeal court, the official Suna news agency reported.

She is married to a Christian man and was sentenced under Sharia law to hang for apostasy in May after refusing to renounce Christianity.

"We are very very happy about this - and we're going to her now," Ms Ibrahim's lawyer Elshareef Ali told the BBC.

  • 23 Jun 2014