Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Die for Christian Faith is Freed

By FoxNews.com

Published 06/23 2014 11:18AM

Updated 06/23 2014 11:21AM

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.
Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who gave birth in a Khartoum prison after being sentenced to death in May for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity, has been freed, FoxNews.com has confirmed.

Ibrahim, 27, refused to renounce her Christian faith in court in May, prompting a judge to sentence her to hang for apostasy. The case became an international cause, with several U.S. lawmakers and the State Department blasting the decision as barbaric. Sudan's national news service SUNA said the Court of Cassation in Khartoum on Monday canceled the death sentence after defense lawyers presented their case, and that the court ordered her release.

"We have confirmed through her attorney that she has been released from prison today," Tina Ramirez, executive director for the Christian advocacy group Hardwired, told FoxNews.com. Hardwired has worked closely with Ibrahim's family and lawyer.

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