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The Christian mother put on death row for refusing to become a Muslim has arrived in Rome today as a guest of the Italian government.

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, and her family touched down at Rome's Ciampino airport at around 9.30am on a plane provided by the Italian government.

She was greeted at the airport by Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, his wife Agnese and Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini.
Meriam Ibrahim (right) and her children are welcomed by Italian dignitaries including and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, after landing at Ciampino Airport on the outskirts of Rome
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Meriam Ibrahim (right) and her children are welcomed by Italian dignitaries including and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, after landing at Ciampino Airport on the outskirts of Rome
Daniel Wani (right), husband of Meriam (not pictured), after the family flew from Sudan
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Meriam’s case drew worldwide attention in May when she was sentenced to death by hanging for apostasy
Daniel Wani (right), husband of Meriam (not pictured), after the family flew from Sudan
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Daniel Wani (right), husband of Meriam (not pictured), after the family flew from Sudan

The mother-of-two was accompanied on the flight by Italy’s Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli, who met with Meriam on July 3 and has been following the case closely.

Her stay in Italy was organised by the Italian government in collaboration with the Sudanese government, The Local reported.

Meriam’s case drew worldwide attention in May when she was sentenced to death over charges of apostasy. A daughter of a Muslim father, Meriam was raised by her Christian mother.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2703975/Sudanese-mother-death-row-marrying-Christian-travels-Rome-guest-Italian-government.html
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