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Pregnant Sudanese Woman Gives Birth in Prison

09-08-2014
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Meriam Ibrahim, the pregnant Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, gave birth to a baby girl early Tuesday morning while shackled to a prison floor.

Ibrahim was also sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery. Since her father was a Muslim, the courts don't recognize Ibrahim's marriage to American Christian Daniel Wani.

According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, the court ruled that Ibrahim, 27, left Islam when she married a Christian man.

UPDATE: Christian Mother Names Baby Born in Sudan Prison

But Ibrahim disputes that view.

"I was never a Muslim," she said. "I was raised a Christian from the start."

Ibrahim and her first child, a 20-month-old son, have been in jail since February.

Her husband, who is confined to a wheelchair, said Ibrahim is chained at the ankles in her cell and is in declining health.

Join in the fight to free Meriam Ibrahim. Sign the petition with the American Center for Law and Justice here.

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