Monday, June 23, 2014

Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim walks free from prison

By Harriet Alexander
23 Jun 2014

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, has finally walked out of prison - after six months behind bars.

"Meriam was released just about an hour ago," said Mohanad Mustafa, one of her lawyers.

"She's now out of prison," he told AFP, but said authorities will not issue the reasons for her release until Tuesday.

She has been transferred, he said, "to an unknown house to stay at for her protection and security."

"Her family had been threatened before and we are worried that someone might try to harm her," he told Reuters... the rest


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