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  • FILE - In this file image made from an undated video provided Thursday, June 5, 2014, by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim, sitting next to Martin, her 18-month-old son, holds her newborn baby girl that she gave birth to in jail last week, as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan's official news agency, SUNA, said the Court of Cassation in Khartoum on Monday, June 23, canceled the death sentence against 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim after defense lawyers presented their case. The court ordered her release. (AP Photo/Al Fajer, File)

    EDITORIAL: Saved from the gallows

    Occasionally a shaft of sunshine breaks through the gloom that seems to envelop most of the world in this season of our dismay. Such a shaft broke through the clouds over Khartoum on Monday, when a Sudanese appeals court ordered Meriam Ibrahim freed from the cell where she has been living with her two children under sentence of flogging and the gallows.

  • Sudan archdiocese speaks out for condemned Catholic woman

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum has urged Sudanese authorities to review the legal case of Meriam Ibrahim, a Catholic woman who faces a death sentence for allegedly abandoning Islam.

  • Wanted man: Sudanese President Omar Bashir, accused of genocide and other crimes, wants to address the U.N. General Assembly. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Outrage in Sudan, indifference from Obama

    The Obama administration merely watches as a foreign country prepares to hang an American for her faith. The government of Sudan has convicted one Dr. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishig for the "crime" of religious apostasy.

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