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According to recent reports, Meriam, her husband Daniel, and their two children, Martin and Maya, have been released from detention at Khartoum Airport on charges of “insufficient documentation,” according to Sudanese officials. In a display of obscene force, more than 40 personnel allegedly belonging to Sudan’s infamous “agents of fear”  arrested Meriam and her family early this morning. Questions remain as to the terms of the release, the family’s ability to travel and, if cleared, its intended destination.

06/24/2014 Sudan (BBC) – A Sudanese woman freed from death row on Monday has been released again after being briefly detained with her family at Khartoum airport.

Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced in May to hang for renouncing Islam, sparking widespread outrage at home and abroad.

About 40 security agents detained Mrs Ibrahim – along with her husband, Daniel Wani and two children – at the airport, the sources said.

But Sudan has told the US that she and her family have now been released.

“They were temporarily detained for several hours over questions related to their documents,” Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the US State department, told journalists.

Sudan’s government had assured the US that Mrs Ibrahim and her family were safe, Ms Harf added.

She said the US is working with Sudan to ensure their safe passage out of the country.