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Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death for Christianity escaping to U.S.

by Brad A. Greenberg

July 31, 2014 | 7:08 am

No word yet on whether Meriam Ibrahim and family have arrived in the United States, but the Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce Christianity is reportedly en route after escaping Sudan.

Ibrahim, along with her husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children, was secretly flown out of Sudan to Italy on Thursday. They had been living at the American Embassy in Khartoum for the past month after she was released from prison. When Ibrahim tried to return to the United States, she was prevented by the Sudanese.

The Evangelical Covenant Church in Manchester, N.H., will help settle the family.

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