Sudanese Woman Meriam Ibrahim Freed From Prison
Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death back in May for apostasy has been freed, after six months behind bars, reports CNN and the Telegraph.
The case of Meriam Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American sparked an international outcry. She gave birth to her baby daughter while in prison. Her 20-month old son was also held in prison with her.
Meriam Ibrahim who walked out of prison on Monday (June 23rd) afternoon, is said to have been taken to an undisclosed safe house for her own protection.
The controversy stemmed from her upbringing – her father was a Sudanese Muslim and her mother a Christian. Her father however left her at the age of 6, and her mother raised her as a Christian.
Meriam married her husband Daniel Wani, also a Christian, but because of her father’s faith, the marriage was deemed invalid under the Sharia law – and a crime punishable by death.
Meriam refused to renounce her faith even after given the opportunity to do so.
Her initial conviction was found faulty in an appeals case, said her lawyer.
EMB would like to take this opportunity to first, give God all the glory, praise and honor for the victory He brought about in favor of this family. Secondly, we pray the best for the family as they try to regain their life and as they move forward in the life ahead. We also pray for their safety.