Sudan summons U.S., South Sudan envoys in row over Christian convert

June 25, 2014 1:53 PM

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan has summoned the U.S. and South Sudanese ambassadors over the new detention of a Christian convert who was trying to fly to the United States with her family after being released from death row, state’s top security service said on Wednesday.

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim was freed on Monday after an appeals court cancelled the death sentence imposed for having converted from Islam to marry her Christian husband, after the government came under what it called unprecedented international pressure.

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