Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death For Apostasy Freed- State Media Reports

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death by hanging for Apostacy has been reportedly freed from Jail.

The State Suna news agency reported that Fatima Ibrahim who was forced to give birth a few weeks ago in jail, has now been released after months of campaigning by human rights groups.

Mrs Ibrahimi has been in incarceration since February 2014 after she was sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging for apostasy (abandoning one’s religion), and marrying a christian man.

Read: Sudanese Woman on Death Row Forced to Give Birth In Chains

BBC reporter Andrew Harding confirmed the reports on twitter after tweeting ” Meriam Ibrahim’s lawyer confirmed to us that she’s been released. Said he’s on his way to meet her.”

Her sentence was widely condemned by human rights groups and Heads of State’s including David Cameron who said he was ‘appalled’ by the ruling and asked for the Sudanese government to step in to halt the execution.

If the sentence had been held, Meriam would have had a grace period of two years to feed and nurse her new-born after which the death sentence would be executed.

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