BREAKING NEWS: Sudanese woman facing 'barbaric' death sentence for marrying a Christian will be FREED after U-turn from authorities
Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was jailed in September following her marriage
She gave birth in jail earlier this week to a daughter, Maya
International outrage had been mounting at her treatment
Today foreign ministry officials announced she would be released
Sudanese foreign ministry claims it is committed to religious freedom
PUBLISHED: 12:03 EST, 31 May 2014 | UPDATED: 12:28 EST, 31 May 2014
A Sudanese woman facing down a death sentence for marrying a Christian will be freed, it has been reported.
Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth in prison this week, was sentenced to death for abandoning Islam, but is now set to be released in a matter of days.
The news comes after huge international pressure was piled on the Sudanese authorities, with David Cameron, Hillary Clinton and the Archbishop of Canterbury all calling for the sentence to be dropped.