Sudanese Christian convert woman flying to Italy – government official

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ROME (Reuters) – A Sudanese who was spared a death sentence for converting to Christianity, and then barred from leaving Sudan, was due to arrive in on Thursday, an Italian government official said.

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, was on a plane accompanied by Italy’ vice minister of affairs, Lapo Pistelli, according to the official who asked not to be named.[eap_ad_2]”Mariam, the young Christian held in Khartoum after being condemned to death for apostasy, should be arriving in on a government flight,” the official said in a text message, without specifying when the flight had left.[eap_ad_3]