Sudanese Mom Set Free Once Again

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In yet another turn of events, Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, has been freed again.

Ibrahim was re-arrested along with her family earlier Tuesday at the international airport in Khartoum one day after an appellate court overturned her sentence.

"They were temporarily detained for several hours over questions related to their documents," the Christian Post quoted Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department.

Harf said Sudan officials had guaranteed the U.S. that Ibrahim's family was now safe.
 
The mother of two had been sentenced to death for marrying a Christian and "abandoning" the Muslim faith.
 
Ibrahim, who was jailed along with her toddler son, was forced to give birth to her second child, a daughter, while in prison.

***Jordan Sekulow, executive director fo the American Center for Law and Justice, talked more about Ibrahim's situation on Newswatch, June 24.

The case drew outrage from the international community. Protesters recently gathered outside the White House to demand action by the Obama administration.

"She and the children should be reunited at home with her family rather than held in prison on charges of apostasy," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, calling Sudan to repeal it's anti-human rights laws.
 
He also suggested that Sudan repeal any Islamic laws that go against basic human rights.
    
Earlier, the American Center for Law and Justice is calling Ibrahim's arrest a "deeply troubling" development.

"The decision to take the entire family into custody is a violation of international law and we call on Sudan to release them without delay,"  ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow said in a statement.

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