Sudan Agrees to Free Meriam Yahya Ibrahim

BBC – Sudanese authorities are to free a woman who was sentenced to death for having abandoned the Islamic faith, a foreign ministry official says.

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, who gave birth to a daughter in custody, will be freed in a few days, the official told the BBC.

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag

Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman.

Khartoum has been facing international condemnation over the death sentence.

In an interview with The Times newspaper, British Prime Minister David Cameron described the ruling as “barbaric” and out of step with today’s world.

The UK Foreign Office this week said that it would push for Ms Ibrahim to be released on humanitarian grounds.

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  • aussie phantom

    So glad she will be free, its no wonder why she wanted to change from islam.

    • meebal

      Makes you look at humanity and ask yourself what sort of religion would subject a person to such inhumane treatment and the fear of death hanging over your head.

      It certainly was good news when we pick this up this morning.