Sudanese Christian, Mariam Yehya Ibraheem, was sentenced to death for apostasy for leaving Islam. In May Mariam gave birth to a baby girl. The baby girl, named Maya, was born inside the prison clinic. Meriam was not taken to a hospital and delivered the baby in prison while she was chained to her bed.
The Sudanese officials told Meriam at that time that she would be allowed to nurse her daughter for two years before her sentence of 100 lashes and death by hanging was carried out.
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On Monday, Mariam Ibraheem spoke out about her harrowing ordeal with Megyn Kelly. Ibraheem said her faith got her through the very difficult time in a Sudanese prison.
Ibraheem is back in the United States now.
Meriam Ibraheem and her children met with Pope Francis after she departed Sudan. Pope Francis thanked Meriam for her “courageous witness to perseverance in the Faith.”