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  6/24/2014, Sivan 26, 5774

One Day Later, Sudan Re-arrests Death Row Christian Woman


A Sudanese woman who on Monday was acquitted of a death sentence against her for being Christian was re-arrested hours later on Tuesday as she tried to leave the country. The woman, 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, was arrested at the Khartoum airport on Tuesday by 50 security personnel, her lawyer Elshareef Ali Mohammed told NBC News.

Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim but who was raised by her Christian mother, was convicted of apostasy for marrying Wani, a Christian, in 2011. As in many Muslim nations, Muslim women in Sudan are prohibited from marrying non-Muslims, though Muslim men can marry outside their faith.