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Glory to God! The news just came in that Meriam Ibrahim, the Orthodox Christian woman who has been waiting to die for her faith in Sudan, will be set free. This will be a cause of great rejoicing among the people who have prayed for her around the world. It will be proof that raising our voices against the persecution of Christians can truly help them!
Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan ‘to free’ death row woman
Sudanese authorities are to free a woman who was sentenced to death for having abandoned the Islamic faith, a foreign ministry official says.
Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth to a daughter in custody, will be freed in a few days’ time, the official said.
Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman.
Khartoum has been facing heavy criticism over the death sentence.
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