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Lawyer: Meriam Ibrahim freed for a second time

Sudanese police have released a Christian woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam for a second time on condition that she stays in the country, her lawyer said.

Meriam Ibrahim with husband Daniel Wani. Credit: Reuters

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was detained at the airport on Tuesday, one day after an appeals court overturned a death sentence imposed for having converted from Islam to marry her American Christian husband.

Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services agency said that Ibrahim had attempted to travel to the US using an American visa and documents issued by South Sudan.

Meriam Ibrahim 'tried to travel with American visa'

The Sudanese government has summoned both the United States and South Sudan ambassadors following the re-arrest of Christian convert Miriam Ibrahim over "forged" travel documents.

Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services agency said that Ibrahim had attempted to travel to the US using an American visa and documents issued by South Sudan.

A post on Facebook, in which the agency referred to her using her Muslim name, read: "The airport passport police arrested Abrar after she presented emergency travel documents issued by the South Sudanese embassy and carrying an American visa."

"The Sudanese authorities considered (the action) a criminal violation, and the Foreign Ministry summoned the American and South Sudanese ambassadors," it added.

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Meriam Ibrahim 'questioned over forged information'

Meriam Ibrahim with husband Daniel Wani and her two children yesterday. Credit: Hardwired Global/Facebook

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, who was re-arrested today hours after her release from the death row, has been sent to a police station in Khartoum for questioning over providing forged information, her lawyer said.

The 27-year-old Sudanese Christian convert was detained along with her American husband and two children as they tried to board a flight at Khartoum airport earlier today.

It was unclear where they were heading, but two diplomats said they suspected they were trying to go to the United States via either Cairo or Juba.

Her lawyer, Mohaned Mostafa, told the Reuters news agency he was with her at the police station and the police wanted to question her about providing forged information.

He was unable to immediately provide further details.

Freed Meriam Ibrahim re-arrested at airport in Sudan

Sudanese authorities have re-arrested Meriam Ibrahim just one day after she was freed from death row. She is being detained along with her husband and two children after the family tried to board a plane in Khartoum.

Meriam Ibrahim with husband Daniel Wani and her two children yesterday. Credit: Hardwired Global/Facebook

Meriam was sentenced to death last month after converting to Christianity from Islam and gave birth to a baby girl in prison.

Sudanese security forces gave no indication why she was re-arrested.

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Sudan: Meriam Ibrahim pictured smiling after release

A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam has been pictured smiling alongside her husband and children after her release by the country's authorities.

Meriam Ibrahim, centre, with her husband (left), son (bottom left), and new-born daughter by her side. Credit: Hardwired Global/Facebook

Following their release, 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, her 19-month-old son Martin and four-week old daughter, Maya - who was delivered in prison - are now living in an undisclosed location until they can leave the country safely", campaign group Hardwired Global said in a statement today.

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Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan 'released'

A 27-year-old Sudanese woman, who was sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, has been released, her lawyer said.

Meriam Ibrahim with husband Daniel Wani. Credit: Reuters

A Sudanese court ordered the release of Mariam Ibrahim earlier today, the state news agency said.

Mrs Ibrahim's lawyer, Mohaned Mostafa, said she has already been released and sent "to an unknown house to stay at for her protection and security."

"Her family had been threatened before and we are worried that someone might try to harm her," Mostafa told Reuters.

Mrs Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 lashes for what it deemed her adultery for marrying a Christian. She gave birth in prison to a daughter, her second child with American husband Daniel Wani.

Sudanese court orders release of Meriam Ibrahim

Meriam Ibrahim with husband Daniel Wani. Credit: Reuters

Sudanese court orders the release of Meriam Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death for converting to Christianity, the state news agency reports.

Meriam last month gave birth to a baby daughter whilst in prison.

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Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Sudan to "make good on its promise", after reports emerged that a woman sentenced to death for marrying a Christian would be released.

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