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July 4, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Christian woman formerly accused of apostasy is facing a new legal challenge as prosecutor at east Khartoum police station refused to drop charges filed against her for forging identification documents.

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Meriam Ibrahim pictured with her husband Daniel Wani (L), children and legal team following her release from prison on 24 June 2014 in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum (AFP)

Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to death last month for renouncing Islam, but was released after what the government said was “unprecedented” international pressure. An appeals court found Ibrahim not guilty on two charges of apostasy and adultery and overturned the lower tribunal’s verdict.

The police justified its rejection for dropping the charges by saying it is waiting for the completion of all chapters of the case.

Ibrahim’s brother lodged a case in the court of proceedings in Alhag Youssef neighbourhood, east of Khartoum to prove that Ibrahim is a family member through the DNA test.

Sudan Tribune learned that Khartoum family court on Thursday delayed the case because the accused was not informed of the lawsuit.

The Sudanese authorities have embarked on procedures for issuing a travel ban against Ibrahim and her two children according to a request made by her brother.

Ibrahim’s lawyer, Mohanad Mustafa, on Thursday said his client will face a new lawsuit.

He confirmed that a case has been lodged against Ibrahim in family court "to prove that Meriam is Abrar and she is one of the family."

The 27-year-old was taken into custody by National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) officers at Khartoum airport last week along with her husband and two children, for trying to use documents issued by the embassy of South Sudan to fly out of Khartoum. She was then released and took refuge at the US embassy.

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  • 5 July 07:44, by dinkdong

    Are they ever gonna freed this lady? Dang Sudanese!

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  • 6 July 12:21, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    By virtue of her marriage to Wani, she automatically becomes a member of a Bari speaker family. Constitutionally she is accepted as South Sudanese that qualifies to South Sudan documents for any reason. One wonders why she should be subjected to humiliation and stripped off of her humanity. When injustice becomes justice then we can rightfully say the sun rises in west and falls in east.

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