In a huge victory for human rights, Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian women in the Sudan that was sentenced to death for apostasy, has been released from prison after an appeals court overturned her conviction on those hideous charges. Now she has to get the hell out of that country.
According to the official state news agency in Sudan, a court has ordered 27-year-old Meriam Yahya Ibrahim be freed after her case sparked outrage around the world.
Ms Ibrahim’s Christian American husband Daniel Wani was notified earlier this month that the appeals court in Sudan was deliberating the case, though the government had previously promised she would be released.
Sudan’s SUNA news agency said today: “The appeal court ordered the release of Mariam Yahya and the cancellation of the (previous) court ruling.”…
Her lawyer, Mohaned Mostafa said that Ms Ibrahim had been sent “to an unknown house to stay at for her protection and security”.
“Her family has been threatened before and we are worried that someone might try to harm her,” he told Reuters. Another one of her lawyers, Eman Abdul-Rahim, told The Associated Press that Ms Ibrahim had left prison and was with her husband and two small children.
Let’s hope that this family can get out of that country and to the United States, where they will be safe. I certainly hope the US embassy has been in contact and are working to make that happen. All too often, mobs of angry Muslims have responded violently to such situations.