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Sudanese Christian woman rearrested

Sudanese Christian woman rearrested
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 7:30am

A Sudanese woman whose death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith was revoked has been rearrested, her legal team told CNN Tuesday.

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, and her husband, Daniel Wani, were arrested Tuesday at an airport in Sudan's capital as they were trying to leave the African country, Ibrahim's legal team said.

Details about why the couple were arrested weren't immediately available.

Ibrahim, 27, was convicted in May by a Sudanese court on charges of apostasy, or the renunciation of faith, and adultery -- charges that led to international controversy. Ibrahim was eight months pregnant when she was sentenced to suffer 100 lashes and then be hanged.

But an appeals court in Sudan this month ruled that a lower court's judgment against her was faulty, and she was released, according to her lawyer. 

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