MERIAM YAHIA IBRAHIM ISHAG, A 27-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN SUDANESE WOMAN SENTENCED TO HANG FOR APOSTASY, SITS IN HER CELL A DAY AFTER SHE GAVE BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL AT A WOMEN’S PRISON IN KHARTOUM’S TWIN CITY OF OMDURMAN ON MAY 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO / STR (PHOTO CREDIT SHOULD READ -/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

MERIAM YAHIA IBRAHIM ISHAG, A 27-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN SUDANESE WOMAN SENTENCED TO HANG FOR APOSTASY, SITS IN HER CELL A DAY AFTER SHE GAVE BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL AT A WOMEN’S PRISON IN KHARTOUM’S TWIN CITY OF OMDURMAN ON MAY 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO / STR (PHOTO CREDIT SHOULD READ -/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

A 27-year-old woman sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity in Sudan has been released from prison.

The case of Meriam Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American, triggered an international outcry. She gave birth to a baby daughter while in prison.

‘The appeal court ordered the release of Mariam Yahya and the cancellation of the (previous) court ruling,’ Sudan’s SUNA news agency said. The couple’s 20-month-old son was also held in prison with Ms Ibrahim and her newborn daughter.

MailOnline has led the way in highlighting the plight of Ms Ibrahim, who was sentenced to death on May 15. After international pressure a government official said on May 31 that Sudanese officials were working to release her.

She was only finally freed this afternoon.

Daniel Wani’s brother Gabriel, who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire, said: ‘I need to call my brother to find out what is happening.

‘If it’s true it is great news.

‘Knowing him he will want to want to bring her back to America as soon as he can. I hope he can do that’.

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VOP praises God and remains optimistic. We will keep you informed of this developing story.

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