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Sudanese Christian Convert Set To Be Freed: Lawyer

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June 26, 2014 AT 10:52 AM
A Sudanese Christian convert detained since Tuesday after having her death sentence overturned is expected to be released when a guarantor is found to ensure she does not flee the country, in a case that has provoked international outrage. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim was freed on Monday after an appeals court revoked a death sentence imposed on her for having converted from Islam to marry her Christian husband. But the 27-year-old was detained again on Tuesday for trying to use documents issued by the embassy of South Sudan to fly out of Khartoum with her American-South Sudanese husband and their two children, deepening the diplomatic wrangle over her fate.