- Monday, June 23, 2014
Morning Star News reports:
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim was released from prison in Sudan today, less than two months after Morning Star News broke the story of false charges of apostasy against her that set off a firestorm of international protests.
Ibrahim, who gave birth to her second child in prison on May 27, had received a sentence of death by hanging for allegedly leaving Islam after a Muslim claiming to be a relative accused her of marrying a Christian man — the crime of “adultery” under Islamic law for which she was also sentenced to 100 lashes.
One of her attorneys, whose name is withheld for security reasons, confirmed that she was released at 2 p.m. today.
“The court has served us with a letter stating that she is now free of charges,” he told Morning Star News. “Thank you for your work on the case. We knew we were going to win the case.”
Sudan’s state news agency reported that the country’s Court of Cassation canceled the death sentence against the 27-year-old Christian, who has been in prison with her toddler son since February, after defense lawyers presented their case. Witnesses for the defense had been prohibited from testifying during the trial.