Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian mother jailed in Sudan, will be released from prison–

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Meriam and husband Daniel (Daily Mail)

Sudanese Christian, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who was sentenced to death for apostacy for leaving Islam, gave birth to a baby girl this week.  The baby girl, named Maya, was born inside the prison clinic. Meriam was not taken to a hospital and delivered the baby in prison. Meriam will be allowed to nurse her daughter for two years before her sentence of 100 lashes and death by hanging is carried out.

Her Muslim brother turned her in to authorities.
The BBC reported:

Sudanese authorities are to free a woman who was sentenced to death for having abandoned the Islamic faith, a foreign ministry official says.

Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth to a daughter in custody, will be freed in a few days, the official told the BBC.

Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman.

Khartoum has been facing international condemnation over the death sentence.

In an interview with The Times newspaper, British Prime Minister David Cameron described the ruling as “barbaric” and out of step with today’s world.

The UK Foreign Office this week said that it would push for Ms Ibrahim to be released on humanitarian grounds.

Apostasy debate
Ms Ibrahim, 27, was brought up as an Orthodox Christian, but a Sudanese judge ruled earlier this month that she should be regarded as Muslim because that had been her father’s faith.

She refused to renounce her Christianity and was sentenced to death by hanging for apostasy.

 

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