Sudanese Christian “Apostate” and Mother Meriam Ibrahim Rearrested at Airport
Yesterday, Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim was released from prison where she was serving time for apostasy.
Sudanese Christian, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim was sentenced to death for apostacy for leaving Islam. She gave birth to a baby girl, named Maya, inside the prison clinic while she was reportedly chained to a bed. Meriam was not taken to a hospital. She delivered the baby in prison. Meriam was told she would be allowed to nurse her daughter for two years before her sentence of 100 lashes and death by hanging was carried out.
On Tuesday Ibrahim was arrested at the airport in Sudan’s capital.
A Sudanese woman whose death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith was revoked has been rearrested, her legal team told CNN Tuesday.
Meriam Ibrahim, 27, and her husband, Daniel Wani, were arrested Tuesday at an airport in Sudan’s capital as they were trying to leave the African country, Ibrahim’s legal team said.
Details about why the couple were arrested weren’t immediately available.
Ibrahim, 27, was convicted in May by a Sudanese court on charges of apostasy, or the renunciation of faith, and adultery — charges that led to international controversy. Ibrahim was eight months pregnant when she was sentenced to suffer 100 lashes and then be hanged.