Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim will be released from prison reports the AP. The 27-year-old had been in prison with her 20-month-old son and 4-week-old daughter awaiting a sentence of 100 lashes and hanging for apostasy.
Ibrahim had previously refused to renounce her Christian faith, a crime punishable by death for Sudanese born Muslim.
Sudan’s news agency said, “The appeal court ordered the release of Meriam Ibrahim and the cancellation of the [previous] court ruling.” The Court of Cassation made the official release orders.
Publication date: June 23, 2014