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Here's the ridiculous reason why Meriam Ibrahim was rearrested

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Sudanese authorities rearrested Meriam Ibrahim claiming she provided a fake travel document when she tried to leave Sudan with her husband and two children, according to the Telegraph.

The travel document, according to Ibrahim's lawyer Elshareef Ali Mohammed, was “"officially issued from the embassies of South Sudan and the U.S.

"“South Sudan's embassy has confirmed this,"” Mohammed added.

But Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services Department claimed on Facebook that Ibrahim “"presented emergency travel documents issued by the South Sudanese embassy and carrying an American visa.”"

Apparently, according to NISS, this is "“a criminal violation,”" and arrested Ibrahim for fraud.

The issue is that South Sudan is independent from Sudan, and Sudan won't consider Ibrahim a South Sudan citizen, even though Ibrahim is married to a U.S.-South Sudan citizen. Sudan doesn't recognize their marriage, therefore it won't accept that Ibrahim is a South Sudan citizen.

Sudan doesn't recognize the marriage because Ibrahim is considered Muslim because she was born in Sudan to a Muslim father, even though she was raised Christian and never practiced Islam. Her marriage to a Christian is not recognized because interfaith marriages are outlawed in Sudan.

Now the Sudanese Foreign Ministry has called the U.S. and South Sudanese ambassadors in to help deal with the matter.

Ibrahim's latest arrest came less than 24 hours after she was released from prison following a court decision to overturn her death sentence.

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