U.S. working with Sudan authorities to ensure that woman freed from death row can leave the country.


According to BBC, The US says it is working with Sudan to ensure a woman freed
from death row can leave the country, amid confusion over
whether she is still being held.

Meriam Ibrahim was detained at Khartoum airport, then apparently
She had been sentenced in May to hang for renouncing Islam –
sparking widespread outrage at home and abroad – but was
released from jail on Monday.

Mrs Ibrahim’s husband is a Christian from what is now South
Sudan and has US nationality.
About 40 security agents detained Mrs Ibrahim, husband Daniel
Wani and two children at the airport, sources said.

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“They were temporarily detained for several hours over questions
related to their documents,” Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the
US state department, told journalists.
Sudan’s government had assured the US that Mrs Ibrahim and her
family were safe, Ms Harf added.

But Reuters later quoted a lawyer as saying that Mrs Ibrahim had
been taken to a police station for questioning over providing false
Earlier, a top Sudanese official told the BBC that although Mrs
Ibrahim is Sudanese, she was using emergency South Sudanese
papers with a US visa.
She would be asked to get a passport and exit visa on her release,
Abdullahi Alzareg from the ministry of foreign affairs said.

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