CNN: Sudanese Christian Woman Rearrested, Legal Team Says
Meriam Ibrahim and her family have been re-arrested as they attempted to leave Sudan, shortly after her release from prison, where she was being held for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Lord have mercy. CNN reports:
Sudanese Christian woman rearrested, legal team says
By Nima Elbagir and Jason Hanna, CNN
(CNN) — A Sudanese Christian woman who’d been sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith — and then released — was rearrested Tuesday at an airport as she was trying to leave the African country, her legal team told CNN on Tuesday.
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, her American husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children were stopped at an airport in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and then detained and interrogated at Khartoum’s national security headquarters, the legal team said.
Details about why the family was held weren’t immediately available.
Wani, in a phone call to CNN, also said that he and his family were being held at the national security office, but did not provide details.
The developments come a day after Ibrahim’s legal team announced she’d been released from prison after weeks of international controversy over her conviction on apostasy and adultery charges.
They also come as a man claiming to be Ibrahim’s brother spoke of seeking retribution, claiming that Christians had tarnished his Islamic family’s honor through the case.