Sentenced To Death in Sudan For Being Christian, Woman Arrives in U.S.

CBS Philly

By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for practicing Christianity landed this afternoon at Philadelphia International Airport on her way to her new home in the United States.

Meriam Ibrahim was arrested in February and sentenced to death on May 15th for practicing  Christianity and refusing to renounce her faith. The penalty for that in Sudan is death by hanging.

She was also charged with adultery for marrying a Christian, which carries a punishment of one hundred lashes.

Ibrahim was freed in June after an international furor, but as the family was boarding a plane to the US, they were arrested for allegedly forging travel documents.  That charge was eventually dropped, and they were allowed to fly to Rome two days later, where she had an audience with Pope Francis.

Ibrahim says she was raised by her Ethiopian Orthodox mother as a Christian, and that…

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