A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting to Christianity from Islam has received a hero's welcome on arrival in the United States.
Since leaving Sudan after her sentence and detention triggered international outrage, Ibrahim has been in Rome, but arrived yesterday to cheers from friends and family in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced to death in May after marrying Christian South Sudanese-American, Daniel Wani.
Although her conviction was quashed in June, Sudan's government accused her of trying to leave the country with falsified papers, and stopped her from leaving for the US.
After she was finally released, she travelled to Rome where she met with Pope Francis, and was reunited with her husband and children, including youngest child Maya who was born while Meriam was in captivity.
She told CNN the traumatic birth in May, which took place while she was still in chains, has left the young child disabled, though this has not yet been verified.
Renouncing the Islamic faith is punishable by death under many countries' interpretation of Islamic law.