177,000 Americans’ Prayers Answered as Meriam Ibrahim Safely Departs Sudan

Sudanese Christian Woman Arrives in Italy after Avoiding Execution

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and its supporters today are celebrating the arrival of Meriam Ibrahim and family in Italy, following a harrowing ordeal that saw the Sudanese Christian woman face and escape a death sentence for her faith. More than 177,000 Americans signed an ACLJ petition urging the U.S. government to secure the immediate release of Ibrahim and her family and safe passage to America.

"We are thankful for the Italian government’s critical involvement in this case, and for the ACLJ supporters who never ceased to bring attention to Meriam and her family," said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the ACLJ. "The ACLJ, in conjunction with nations and organizations worldwide, fought for Meriam and her family their basic religious liberties. Because of the unwavering dedication of the American people, the four are now safe in Italy and hoping to be in the United States soon."

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington.