Meriam Ibrahim and her husband, Dani Wani
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Meriam Ibrahim: Husband 'not informed of release'

The husband of a woman sentenced to death in Sudan for abandoning Islam has told the BBC he has not been informed that his wife will be released.

Reports on Saturday said a Sudanese official had confirmed that Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth in custody, would be freed in a few days.

But the foreign ministry said on Sunday Ms Ibrahim could only be released after a successful judicial appeal.

Philippa Thomas reports.

  • 01 Jun 2014
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