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Sudanese Christian woman is in US Embassy in Sudan, husband says

SUDAN (CNN) -- A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her faith and then released, is currently staying at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum with her husband and two children, her husband Daniel Wani told CNN Friday.

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim and Wani were freed from custody Thursday, having been detained on Tuesday after arriving at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan's capital.

The family was trying to get to the United States.

Ibrahim was accused of two criminal counts, traveling with falsified documents and giving false information, according to her legal team.

The airport detention came a day after Ibrahim's legal team announced the 27-year-old woman had been released from prison after weeks of international controversy over her conviction on apostasy and adultery charges.

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