Meriam Ibrahim Re-Arrested in Sudan

By NBCNews.com

Published 06/24 2014 09:48AM

Updated 06/24 2014 09:51AM

Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani married in a formal church ceremony in 2011.
Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani married in a formal church ceremony in 2011.
A mother who was freed from death row for refusing to renounce Christianity has been re-arrested just a day later while trying to leave Sudan, her lawyer told NBC News on Tuesday. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was "very happy" after an appeals court on Monday overturned a death sentence imposed because she married a Christian man and was alleged to have turned her back on Islam. But lawyer Elshareef Ali Mohammed said a group of 50 security force personnel arrested her and her family during an angry confrontation at the airport in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday.

Mohammed, who said he was at the airport with Ibrahim, claimed that the security forces did not give him a reason for her re-arrest, even when he identified himself as her lawyer.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/meriam-ibrahim-re-arrested-sudan-just-day-after-being-freed-n139191

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