Meriam Ibrahim Seeks Refuge At U.S. Embassy

2 Thessalonians 3:3 KJV But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman who had been facing the death penalty on charges that she converted from Islam because her father was a Muslim, is reportedly in hiding at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum while she and her family attempt to leave the country.

Ibrahim had been arrested attempting to leave the country a day after her death sentence was overturned because Sudanese officials say she was using her Christian name on travel documents rather than her Islamic name and had documents from South Sudan rather than Sudan.

Ibrahim was reportedly released on the charges related to her attempt to leave the country on the grounds that she not leave Sudan.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department says it’s entirely up to the Sudanese government to say when Ibrahim can leave the country.  Marie Harf said that the State Department confirmed Ibrahim has all the correct documents to leave Sudan according to international law.

A BBC report says that Ibrahim’s arrest was made by members of the National Intelligence and Security Service that was unhappy with Ibrahim’s release from her death sentence.  The arrest was reportedly a way to send a message to the rest of the Sudanese government.

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