Mother sentenced to death freed: reports

Last updated 06:40 24/06/2014
Meriam Ibrahim

Meriam Ibrahim and her husband.

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A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for converting to Christianity has had her sentence overturned and will be freed, according to reports.

Meriam Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American, was sentenced by a Sudanese court and ordered to return to Islam.

The sentence on the pregnant 27-year-old woman caused a diplomatic incident, with Britain urging Sudan to uphold what it called its international obligations on freedom of religion.

Ibrahim was also sentenced to 100 lashes for what it deemed her adultery for marrying a Christian. A month ago she gave birth in prison to a daughter, her second child by her American husband Daniel Wani.

Khartoum's Court of Cassation cancelled the death sentence in the face of a robust defence presented by Ibrahim's lawyers, the country's official news agency SUNA reported.

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