Sudanese woman sentenced to death gives birth

Her case attracted worldwide condemnation after she was sentenced to death on May 15 in Khartoum. (Photo courtesy: The Telegraph)

The Sudanese woman who has been sentenced to hang on charges of alleged apostasy has given birth to a baby girl, her lawyers told The Telegraph.

“Meriam Ibrahim, 27, gave birth to the girl – her second child – in the early hours of Tuesday morning, in the hospital wing of the prison,” the newspaper reported.

Her case attracted worldwide condemnation after she was sentenced to death on May 15 in Khartoum for refusing to renounce her religion, Christianity.

The court did not recognize her 2011 marriage to her Christian husband. She has denied the charges of apostasy and adultery.

She says her Muslim father abandoned the family and she was raised a Christian.

“Her son, 20-month-old Martin, has been with her inside the cell since she was first charged in February. Ms Ibrahim’s husband, Daniel Wani, who is in a wheelchair, said last week that she was being kept shackled by the ankles in her cell,” the newspaper added.
 

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