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Sudanese Woman Condemned to Hang Reportedly Flies to Italy

Courtesy ABC News

A woman sentenced to death for marrying a Christian has flown to Italy, according to the BBC.

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced to be flogged and hanged to death in Sudan for marrying a Christian and converting from the Muslim faith to Christianity. Ibrahim's story drew outrage from people across the globe as it went viral on social media under the "#savemeriam" hashtag and world leaders condemned the harsh sentence.

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Ibrahim, who was raised by her Christian mother, was eight months pregnant at the time of her sentence and has since given birth.

Ibrahim and her family flew on an Italian government plane, accompanied by Italian minister Lapo Pistelli, the BBC reported. Pistelli posted a photo to Facebook showing the group with the caption, “With Meriam, Maya, Martin and Daniel, in a few minutes of Rome. Mission accomplished.” 
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