Sudanese Christian woman freed again

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned has been freed again after being detained on accusations of forging travel documents.

PTI| Updated: Jun 27, 2014, 00:46 AM IST

Khartoum: A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned has been freed again after being detained on accusations of forging travel documents.

Eman Abdul-Rahman, the lawyer for 27-year-old Mariam Ibrahim, told The Associated Press that she was released today from a police station after foreign diplomats pressed the government to free her.
Mariam Ibrahim was detained on Tuesday at Khartoum`s airport while trying to leave the country with her family.

Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim but who was raised by her Christian mother, was convicted of apostasy for marrying a Christian.
Sudan`s penal code forbids Muslims from converting to other religions, a crime punishable by death. A higher tribunal overturned the ruling and ordered her release.