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Sudanese Christian woman escapes death penalty, arrives in US

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Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, her husband and two children landed in New Hampshire. (Source: CNN) Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, her husband and two children landed in New Hampshire. (Source: CNN)
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MANCHESTER, NH (CNN) - A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the United States, on Thursday.

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, her husband and two young children were greeted by a large crowd of supporters at Manchester-Boston regional airport in New Hampshire.

Ibrahim didn't speak with the media.

Her sentence was overturned, but police arrested her again June 24 when she and her family tried to leave Sudan to go to the U.S.

The family had been confined to a safe house in Sudan until last week, when they traveled to Italy.

She's now in Manchester, NH which has long served as a resettlement site for refugees from dozens of countries.

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