Christian mother facing execution gives birth in Sudan prison

A Sudanese Christian mother sentenced to hang for apostasy has given birth to a baby girl in a Khartoum prison.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim was last month sentenced to death after refusing to renounce her faith.

Mrs Ibrahim was raised as an Orthodox Christian by her mother, but her absent father was Muslim.

The Public Order Court in El Haj Yousif, Khartoum, ruled that she was a Muslim.

Under Sharia law, her marriage to a Christian was invalid, so she could be accused of apostasy and adultery, the court decided.

Lawyers have lodged an appeal against her conviction.

She will receive 100 lashes before she is executed.

The baby girl is Mrs Ibrahim’s second child.

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