(NBC NEWS) A Christian mother trying to flee Sudan for the United States was stopped at the airport following a tip-off from her own brother.
Meriam Ibrahim spent months on death row on charges of apostasy – the crime of abandoning or disrespecting Islam - before she was freed Monday following international outcry. Amid continuing fears over her safety, she planned to fly to the United States with her husband -- who is a naturalized American citizen.
But this plan failed at the last minute when Ibrahim was re-arrested at the airport by agents from Sudan’s shadowy security service. She was transferred to police custody where her lawyer told NBC News she remained early Thursday.
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