Sudanese woman accused of apostasy escapes to Italy
A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has flown to Italy after spending more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum.
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her family flew on an Italian government plane, accompanied by Italian minister Lapo Pistelli.
Meriam married Daniel Wani, a Christian from South Sudan who has US nationality, in 2011.
Their daughter Maya was born in prison in May, shortly after Meriam was sentenced to hang for renouncing the Muslim faith sparking global outrage.
Under intense international pressure, her conviction was quashed and she was freed in June.
She was given South Sudanese travel documents but was arrested at Khartoum airport by Sudanese officials and later released into the custody of the US embassy in Khartoum.