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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Sudan
Just a day after a Capitol Hill hearing highlighting her case, a Sudanese woman flew to Italy early Thursday, escaping a possible death sentence in her native land for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.
Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
The "disgraceful case" of Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim is only one of many examples of discrimination and harassment faced by Christians in Sudan, a bishop in the region has said.
Meriam Ibrahim – a Christian woman who had previously been sentenced to death in Sudan for her faith – has been released after another detention for accusations of forging travel documents.
Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian mother who was placed on death row in Sudan for her religious beliefs, has now fled to the nearby U.S. Embassy and taken refuge.
After having her death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith revoked by a Sudanese court yesterday, Meriam Ibrahim has been re-arrested along with her husband at an airport.
The Sudanese mother who had faced a death sentence for refusing to give up her Christian faith has been arrested less than a day after being released from prison.
Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old Sudanese Christian mother convicted of apostasy and sentenced to death because her father was Muslim, has been freed from death row and has left prison, several international news agencies report.
A Sudanese court reportedly has ordered release of a young Christian mother who had been sentenced to death for not marrying a Muslim man.
Family members and religious liberty advocates are applauding the news that a Sudanese woman's death sentence for refusing to denounce her Christian faith has been overturned by an appeals court after months of international outcry.
Women in the West have a particular responsibility to focus a light on cruelty to women elsewhere.
More than 37,000 people have signed onto a petition urging the Obama administration to demand that Sudan release a young Christian mother who faces a death sentence for marrying an American Christian.
A government official in Sudan is denying claims that a Christian woman sentenced to execution for her faith may soon be freed.
The husband of Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for allegedly abandoning Islam, says his wife is standing by her faith despite possible execution.
Sudan's embassy is defiant despite massive protests against the pending execution of a woman convicted of apostasy for marrying a U.S. Christian. Merian Yahia Ibrahim will have two years to nurse her newborn daughter before facing death by hanging.