Sudanese Woman Freed from Death Row Re-Arrested

Meriam Ibrahim

Meriam Ibrahim / AP


Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who had her death sentence canceled on Monday, was re-arrested at a Sudanese airport the day after her release from captivity, the BBC reports.

Ibrahim was arrested in February for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. She gave birth in jail and had been imprisoned along with her two young children.

Ibrahim was detained with her husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children by 40 security agents on Tuesday. The family was headed to the United States, where Wani has citizenship.

Western nations had applauded Ibrahim’s canceled death sentence and release.

Ibrahim and her family were taken to the headquarters of one of Sudan’s security agencies, according to the BBC.