US welcomes release of Sudanese Christian on death row
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy - AFP

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday welcomed a decision by a Sudan court to free a Christian woman sentenced to be hanged for converting to Christianity.

“We welcome the decision by the Sudanese appeals court today to release Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishaqg from a Sudanese jail,” said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, who urged Khartoum to repeal its draconian laws against religious conversion.

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