CNN reports that Sudan has rearrested Meriam Ibrahim as she and her family were at an airport trying to leave the country. She had been sentenced to die for being a Christian by a Sudanese court, but on Monday, international outcry led to a court striking that sentence down and freeing her.
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, her American husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children were stopped at an airport in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and then detained and interrogated at Khartoum’s national security headquarters, the legal team said.
Details about why the family was held weren’t immediately available.
Wani, in a phone call to CNN, also said that he and his family were being held at the national security office, but did not provide details.
The developments came a day after Ibrahim’s legal team announced she’d been released from prison after weeks of international controversy over her conviction on apostasy and adultery charges.
The case began when one of Ibrahim’s brothers, a Muslim, filed a criminal complaint saying her family was shocked to find out Ibrahim had married Wani, a Christian, after she was missing for several years, according to her lawyer.
Thanks to her own family’s actions, Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 lashes and then to be hanged. She was pregnant at the time of sentencing. She gave birth to a daughter in prison last month.