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By Joseph DeCaro

ROME (Worthy News)– A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence under sharia for leaving Islam was flown to Italy with her family after spending more than a month in the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, according to the BBC.

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her family were met at Rome's Ciampino airport by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Despite possessing South Sudanese travel documents, Ibrahim was arrested last month at the Khartoum airport by Sudanese officials who claimed that her papers were forged; she was not allowed to leave the country and was released into the custody of the U.S. embassy.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Ibrahim was finally able to leave Sudan after lengthy diplomatic negotiations on her behalf by both the Italian government and the Vatican.

3 Comments on this post.

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  • DL
    25 July 2014 at 8:15 am - Reply

    I thank God that she is finally free! How wonderful to read good news for a change.

  • Brian Otero
    25 July 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Glory be to God in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

  • Anonymous
    27 July 2014 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Thanks God.

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