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Sudanese Christian still under police questioning: lawyer

Published on Jun 25, 2014 5:40 PM

KHARTOUM (AFP) - A Sudanese Christian woman threatened by Islamic extremists was Wednesday still being questioned by police over her travel documents after she was stopped from leaving Sudan following annulment of her apostasy death sentence.

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 26, is not under arrest but is being questioned at a police station over the authenticity of an emergency travel document issued by South Sudan, her lawyer, Mohanad Mustafa, told AFP.

Her American husband Daniel Wani and her two children, including a baby girl born while she was on death row, are with her.

Kau Nak, charge d'affaires at the South Sudanese embassy in Khartoum, insisted the document was valid.

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