Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, holds her baby girl Maya, accompanied by Italian deputy Foreign Minister, after landing from Khartoum, at Ciampino's military airport, on the outskirts of Rome July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniele Leone, Lapresse)
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A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam then acquitted after international pressure on Khartoum, Thursday left Italy for the United States with her family.The White House last week said it was delighted at Ishag's release and looked forward to welcoming her to the United States.Two days later, Ishag was released from prison and she and her family took refuge in the U.S. embassy because of mounting death threats.Ishag was born to a Muslim father who abandoned the family, and was raised by her Ethiopian Orthodox Christian mother.
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