PR Newswire (New York)

23 June 2014

Sudan: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier Welcomes Release of Miraim Yahia Ibrahim

Photo: Gabriel Wani/Facebook
Wedding photo of Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani.

press release

Berlin — Today (23 June) Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on the fringes of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxemburg today (23 June) with regard to the release of the young Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan:

It was with great relief that I heard of the release of Miriam Yahia Ibrahim. Freedom of religion is a precious asset.

I welcome the decision by the Sudanese judiciary and I am glad that Miriam Yahia Ibrahim is finally able to live in freedom with her family and children once again and hopefully free from any further persecution.SOURCE Federal Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany

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