Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was charged and convicted of marrying a Christian and was set to be hanged for her offense, is now free, according to U.S. Diplomatic Officials.
That disclosure came during Tuesday’s U.S. State Department afternoon briefing with reporters in Washington.
Ibrahim, was reportedly re-arrested at Khartoum Airport, while attempting to leave Sudan on a Tuesday flight out of the country while attempting to travel to an undisclosed location, believed to be somewhere in the U.S. with her family.
Sudanese officials said that Ibrahim was “not under arrest,” but only detained, and has since been released, according to U.S. State Department Deputy Spokeswoman, Marie Harf.
“They are safe and secure,” said Harf, who quoted Sudanese government officials regarding the temporary detention of Ibrahim and her family.
Her whereabouts are currently unknown, but Marie Harf said that U.S. officials are currently working with the Sudanese government over the matter, and that she expected a “safe and swift departure” for the family of four.