Rifqa Bary, Parents to Continue Counseling

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The parents of Christian convert Rifqa Bary say they want to reconcile with their daughter, despite claims that they threatened to kill her over their religious beliefs.

Mohamed and Aysha Bary will continue counseling along with the 17-year-old. The family came to the agreement after a court hearing, Tuesday, in Columbus, Ohio.

Rifqa said she ran away for Florida from her Ohio home last July, in fear that her Muslim parents would kill her for converting to Christianity. She's since been held in Ohio foster care in Ohio.

The Barys have denied their daughter's claims.

Tuesday's agreement requires Rifqa and her parents to continue working with individual counselors. Joint sessions, however, are not required.

The arrangement also allows Rifqa to have contact with the Christian pastor and his wife who allegedly helped her run away. The Barys had previously made claims she was contacting the couple without permission.

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