Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman, whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned June 23, was released on bail on Thursday, along with her husband and children, after being detained on Tuesday while trying to board a plane to the United States.
Kiri Kankhwende is the press officer for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a London-based organization working for religious freedom. She gave Vatican Radio an update on the situation for Ibrahim and her family and the organization’s concerns regarding their safety.
Kankhwende said Ibrahim has been charged with forgery of official documents and provision of false information and she is to appear in court yet again. Ibrahim's husband, an American citizen, expressed relief to the media that they were safe and were given refuge by the U.S. embassy.