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Sudanese Christian woman facing death sentence gives birth in prison

May 28, 2014

A Sudanese woman who faces a death sentence for converting to Christianity has given birth to a baby girl in prison.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim has been sentenced to death for apostasy from Islam. The Sudanese woman, who says that she was raised as a Christian, had earlier been found guilty of adultery because of her marriage to a Christian man who is now a US citizen. She has been told that she will suffer 100 lashes as punishment for adultery when she recovers from childbirth, and execution by hanging when her baby is weaned.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - May. 28, 2014 7:53 PM ET USA

    Pray for her and her family.