Woman Facing Death Sentence in Sudan Gives Birth

Caption: Meriam Ibrahim has given birth in a Sudanese jail after being handed the death sentence because a court did not recognise her marriage to Christian Daniel Wani, a U.S. citizen, who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire

By ABC NEWS, May 27, 2014
Good Morning America

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, the Sudanese woman facing a death sentence for marrying a Christian, has given birth, Amnesty International confirmed to ABC News.

The woman was sentenced to death for apostasy for marrying a Christian and converting to his religion.

Sudan’s Islamic court also did not recognize the legitimacy of her marriage, so it also convicted her of adultery and sentenced her to 100 lashes before she is to be hanged.

Her husband, Daniel Wani, is an American citizen who was working in New Hampshire and rushed back to Sudan in an attempt to save his wife’s life.

She is reportedly slated to remain in jail for two years to nurse the child before she is to be flogged and hanged.

The court’s sentence has prompted statements of concern from Western governments and human rights groups.

Her lawyers continue to appeal and petition for clemency.

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