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Meriam Yahia Ibrahim has been released from the al-Shareed police station in Khartoum after soliciting a guarantor and agreeing not to leave Sudan. After her release, she and her family made their way to the United States (U.S,) embassy, where they are believed to still be. State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf, said that the family is in “a safe location” and that the government of Sudan “has assured [U.S. diplomats] of the family’s continued safety.” Learn everything you need to know about Meriam’s case here.

06/26/2014 Sudan (BBC) – A Sudanese woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam was overturned has been released from jail again, after she was detained at Khartoum airport on Tuesday.

Meriam Ibrahim’s lawyer, Muhannad Mustafa, said that she was currently in the US embassy with her family.

Mrs Ibrahim had been detained on charges of falsifying ID documents.

She was first released on 23 June when an appeals court lifted her death sentence for renouncing Islam.

Her sentencing in May to hang for apostasy sparked an outcry at home and around the world.

Mrs Ibrahim, 27, had been held at a police station in the capital, since Tuesday, when she was prevented from leaving the country along with her husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children.

Daniel Wani is a Christian from South Sudan and is a US citizen

She had reportedly planned to travel to the US with her family.

According to Reuters news agency, quoting her lawyer, Mrs Ibrahim was released on the condition that she remains in Sudan.

“Mariam was released after a guarantor was found, but, of course, she would not be able to leave the country,” Mr Mustafa said.

“I would like to thank the Sudanese people and the Sudanese police,” she told the BBC in an exclusive interview as she left custody. “I would like to thank those who stood beside me.”

Asked about her plans following her release, she said: “I will leave it to God.”

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