An update on Meeriam Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christianity in Sudan: After being released on appeal, she had been re-arrested, along with her husband (an American citizen) and presumably their children, for trying to leave the country. The family was charged with possessing illegal travel documents, the sticking point apparently having something to do with documents from South Sudan, the rival Christian nation where the husband is from. The couple had an American visa, with the husband having an American passport.
Anyway, after being detained at the police station, the family is reportedly now taking refuge in the American embassy. [Read more...]